South East Governors Forum welcomes Buhari back saying it shows Nigerians can be united

GOVERNORS representing the five states of the southeast geo-political zone have welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari back to Nigeria saying the warm reception he has received from all Nigerians show that the nation can be united.


Yesterday, President Buhari flew back into Abuja from the United Kingdom where he spent 105 days recovered from an undisclosed illness. His arrival generated ecstatic celebrations among his supporters as they lined the streets of Abuja to cheer his motorcade as it drove from the airport to State House.


Joining in the welcome, the South East Governors Forum described the president’s healing as a great work of God and wished him total recovery as he resumes duty. Governor David Umahi, the chairman of the forum thanked God for granting the president, a divine healing.


He added: “I thank Nigerians for praying for the speedy recovery of the president. This shows that they are becoming more patriotic despite varying political lines.


“I call for more prayers and dedication to service from Nigerians because we can only achieve greatness through unity of purpose. We call on governors of other regions to reciprocate this gesture for the attainment of desired peace in the country."


Furthermore, the forum cautioned against hate speeches by Nigerians and reiterated its readiness to protect lives and property of every Nigerian irrespective of tribe or religion. Over recent weeks, Nigeria has been torn about by ethnic spats as regional differences have taken centre stage.