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I Sympathize With You, Buhari Tells Chadian Transition President In Doha

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sympathy to the Chadian transition President and Head of Government, General Mehmet Idris Deby-Itno over the political developments in that country.

“I watch developments in your country from a safe distance. As a close neighbor, I go to sleep and wake up with the issue on my mind.

“I sympathize with you, not only as a youth, but due to the position of some of the groups operating outside the country including Libya, even though this is a problem you inherited from your father.”

President Buhari, who spoke today, March 5 when General Mehmet Idris Deby-Itno visited him on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations (UN) program in Doha, said: “I am really reduced to praying on this matter. Other groups who think they are strong should be patriotic, settle down and secure their own country.”

The Nigerian President called on leaders of the various Chadian political factions to show restraint and patriotism by immersing themselves in the ongoing transition to democracy in their country.

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He thanked the Chadian leader for the visit, giving assurances that, “as a good neighbor, I am prepared at any time to listen to your representations, political, security or any other matter.”

President Deby-Itno said that he had come to say “thank you” to President Buhari for the support he provides to him and his country as they undertake the ongoing transition to democracy, which he said is going well.

He wished President Buhari long life, even as he congratulated him on the ongoing democratic process in Nigeria, adding: “we hope we will continue to see you even after your departure from office.”

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