Elections are over, it is time to support incoming govt, says Gambari


The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, has urged Nigerians to start building support and provide enabling environment for the incoming government to thrive.

He made the call in Birnin Kebbi while briefing journalists following a visit to Gov. Atiku Bagudu and Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar.
He said, “I am here on a private visit to see the governor and His Royal Highness, the Emir of Gwandu. Because, as we are coming to the end of this administration. I am here to appreciate them for their support, prayers and also making a point that elections are now over.

“We should now be building support and enabling environment for the incoming administration so that they could build – up on the positive record of President Buhari in all the major priorities his administration focused on. Above all, for being the one that conducted and supervised the free and fair 2023 general elections that produced these results.”

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Speaking on the legacy Buhari will be leaving behind, Gambari noted that apart from free and fair elections he conducted, the people of the country would remember him for his fighting against corruption, agricultural revolution which has started making Nigerians eat what they are producing.


He added that “Among other legacies, we have diversified the economy. We are now producing what we are eating. Many States across Nigeria now have various crops they have an economic advantage upon and they are producing it abundantly.

“Except Kebbi State which stands top among the states because the state has made a lot of impact on the agricultural revolution in Nigeria. Apart from that, President Muhammadu has constructed a lot of road kilometers, fighting corruption. These are the legacies he will be leaving behind.

“Above all, he supervised a free and fair election and he congratulated the winners including states where the ruling party did not win,” he said.