The world is behind you, Blair tells Buhari
The world is behind you, Blair tells
Former British Prime Minister, Mr.
Tony Blair on Wednesday assured President-
elect, General Mohammadu Buhari of the
support of the major democracies of the
world, especially Britain to enable him
Blair gave the assurance during his
congratulatory visit to Buhari in Abuja.
Speaking to Journalists after a closed door
meeting, the former PM hailed the
credibility and the tranquillity that defined
the last general elections, saying that
Nigeria and her people had earned the
respect of the international community.
He expressed confidence in the incoming
government of Buhari, saying that it was
determined to achieve its set objectives.
He said: “In the last few weeks, Nigeria has
earned respect through out the whole
world. There is enormous support for
Nigeria now in the international
community. The support takes into
consideration the challenges that lie ahead
and there is great confidence in the
“This is an election which took place in a
way which the country showed the majority
of democracies the spirit and character of
its people and in the President elect and
Vice President elect.
“It is a leadership that I know is determined
to do its best for the country. Obviously, the
future and destiny of Nigeria lies in the
hand of its people.
“I just want to say to the President elect
that there is tremendous support for you
and the country at this moment and all of
us. In what ever way we can stand ready to
support you and help you. It is a moment of
great challenges which bother on the life of
the people as well as their security and so
“If the same spirit and character that
defined the election can be taken through
these coming years to address the
challenges, I think we can all have great
confidence in the times ahead.
“Thank you very much for giving me the
opportunity to see you again here in Nigeria
and wish you and your team the best in the