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Buhari To Jonathan: You Will Rise Again, At The Book Launch|The Republican News

Jonathan-IBB-Saraki

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja hailed his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, for voluntarily conceding defeat in the 2015 general elections, describing him as a true democrat.

Buhari said this at the unveiling of a book titled “My Transition Hours” by Jonathan. The book launch was attended by hundreds of guests from outside and across the country.

Represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the president said Jonathan’s act of courage had made him a patriotic leader and earned him popularity among Africans and other leaders.

“You are a leader of the past, of now and of the future; you will rise again; I wish you the best you wish yourself, ” Buhari said.

He called on Nigerians to see elections as contests, which should be done in a free, fair and peaceful environment.

He said Nigerians should eschew bitterness, bigotry, hate speech and “promote Nigeria for us and generation yet unborn.”

Jonathan in reaction condemned any act of inducement of voters and vote buying during elections in the country, adding that the act was contrary to democratic norms and therefore, wrong.

The event was graced by hundreds of prominent Nigerians, including former Heads of state Abdulsalam Abubakar, Yakubu Gowon, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

The All Progressives Congress National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, former Vice President Namadi Sambo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, ex-PDP governors and many members of the political class, traditional rulers and members of the diplomatic corps also graced the event.

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Daughter Gets Last Birthday Present From Father Who Lost Fight With Cancer 5 Years Ago |RN

Zahra Mulroy

Bailey and her dad                      © Twitter / Mirror Bailey and her dad  

Bailey Sellers recently turned 21 – a special landmark for anyone, but also a painfully bittersweet one for Bailey.

This particular birthday marks the last time she’ll receive a card and bouquet of flowers from her father.

For the past five years Bailey has looked forward to her birthday precisely because of this poignant gesture from her dad, who passed away from cancer when Bailey was just 16.

Before he died, Bailey’s dad pre-paid for a floral arrangement to arrive on her birthday each year, up until she turned 21.

In a heartbreaking post on Twitter , Bailey shared this last gift from her dad.

“Just look around, and I’ll be there.”

She wrote, “My dad passed away when I was 16 from cancer and before he died he pre payed flowers so I could receive them every year on my birthday.

a vase filled with purple flowers: Credits: Bailey Sellers / Twitter         © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Bailey Sellers / Twitter

“Well this is my 21st birthday flowers and the last. Miss you so much daddy.”

She accompanied it with a photo of her flowers – and her father’s last words to her in the card.

“Bailey, this is my last love letter to you until we meet again.

I do not want you to shed another tear for me my baby girl for I am in a better place.

a close up of text on a white background: Credits: Bailey Sellers / Twitter            © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Bailey Sellers / Twitter

“You are and always will be the most precious jewel I was given.

It is your 21st birthday and I want you to always respect your momma and yourself.

“Be happy and live life to the fullest. I will still be with you through every milestone, just look around and there I’ll be.”

Having shared her dad’s last words to her, it didn’t take long for others to react and express how touching his gesture was.

It also struck a powerful chord with others who lost their parents tragically young.

Happy birthday, Bailey!

Bailey and her dad

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