.Praises Sports-Loving Jonathan For Uniting Nigeria –
Following his election as next President of the country, the Nigerian Football Supporters Club has congratulated General Muhammadu Buhari over his success in the Presidential election.
The Supporters Club, led by its President General, Dr Rafiu Ladipo sent the congratulatory message to the President-elect during a press conference held at its secretariat in Surulere, Lagos on Wednesday.
According to Ladipo, who spoke on behalf of the club, Buhari’s election is a good omen for Nigeria’s sports.
He recalled that football and sports generally did well under Buhari’s regime a Military Head of State of the country.
“The supporters club can recall how sports excelled during Buhari’s reign as Head of State back then in 1985, when our Golden Eaglets won the first FIFA Kodak/Coca-Cola U-17 World Cup in China. We believe Buhari can do it again by supporting sports as a civilian President”, Ladipo stated.
The Supporters Club however praised outgoing President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for his special love for sports, noting that Jonathan’s administration is a blessing for Nigeria’s sports.
“We appreciate the contribution of President Jonathan to the development of sports in the country and his legacy will be there till the end of time”, Ladipo said while showering encomiums on Jonathan.
Ladipo and some key members of the club including leaders of chapters from Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon and USA attended the conference held by the supporters to strategise ahead of future engagements.