The National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN) on Tuesday, said it was God’s will for President Muhammadu Buhari to defeat former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and other candidates, to win the 2019 presidential election.
The Chairman of the Council and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, stated this while speaking on behalf of the council at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, when he led members of the Council on a congratulatory visit to President Buhari.
The Council urged those who lost the 2019 Presidential election to accept the will of God and support President Buhari, to move the country forward.
“The National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria is here to felicitate with you on your re-election as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We join all Nigerians and the International community in praying and wishing you very big success in your tenure.
“As traditional rulers, we are not only custodians of our people’s cultures, values and traditions but also the custodians of the religious beliefs and conscience of our people. We are therefore, fully aware that it is only God almighty who owns power and authority and who bestows this on whom He will, when He wills and how He wills.
“Therefore your election as President for a second tenure should be seen as what God has destined and no one could have changed that.
“This result is the will of the almighty God and therefore we call on all to give you maximum support for the achievement of peace, development and progress of our dear nation,” he said.