On Tuesday, after President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, had taken an unassailable lead of more than two million votes with just a few more states to go, President Goodluck Jonathan called his opponent to congratulate him, PREMIUM TIMES has revealed.
Buhari was officially declared president-elect on Wednesday, but this is the audio of the exact words of the outgoing president, and what Buhari said in return:
Read full transcript of the conversation below:
Caller: Your Excellency, sir. Hope I’m speaking with General Buhari, sir. President
Goodluck Jonathan would like to speak with you, sir.
Receiver: Yes. Okay, hold on.
Jonathan: Your Excellency.
Receiver: Hold on, sir.
Buhari: Your Excellency.
Jonathan: Your Excellency, how are you?
Buhari: I’m all right.
Jonathan: (Laughter) Congratulations
Buhari: Thank you very much, Your Excellency.
Jonathan: So, how are things?
Buhari: Well, I’d congratulate you more because you….
Jonathan: In a few days find time (to) come so that we can sort out how to plan the transitional period.
Buhari: Alright, Your Excellency. Thank you very much
Jonathan: Okay, congratulations.
Buhari: My respects, Your Excellency. Thank you.