PHOTOS: Buhari meets with PDP, APC leaders, says opposition doesn't mean enmity

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met with executives of the ruling party APC and opposition PDP at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Below is his speech:

I thank you sincerely, collectively and individually for finding time from your busy schedules to come all the way to Abuja and welcome me back home.

This visit signifies the unity of Nigeria. It is not a party occasion. It is not a political gathering. It is a symbol of our National unity. It is also an expression of the maturity of our democracy.

Multi-party democracy is a very tried and tested form of government. Opposition does not mean hostility, enmity or antagonism. Democracy needs opposition, one which is vibrant but responsible.

I am very pleased to see you assembled here all shades of opinion in Nigeria. Please convey to our countrymen and women in your respective states my deep gratitude to all those who prayed for my recovery. I am imploring all Nigerians to continue praying for peace and prosperity in Nigeria.

I thank you so much God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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