Abuja, Aug 25 (IANS/MAP) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded opposition political parties for their prayers during his medical vacation in London, saying democracy needs vibrant but responsible opposition as being exhibited in the country.
Buhari held a meeting with leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday and said that in a multi-party democracy, opposition did not mean hostility, enmity or antagonism.
“I thank you sincerely, collectively and individually for finding time from your busy schedules to come all the way to Abuja and welcome me back home.
“This visit signifies the unity of Nigeria. It is not a party occasion, it is not a political gathering. It is a symbol of our national unity. It is also an expression of the maturity of our democracy,” the President said.
Buhari urged all Nigerians to continue praying for peace and prosperity in the country.
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