‘I have kept my word…’: Pres. Jonathan sends heartfelt message to all Nigerians (READ)

by Isi Esene

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After the declaration of APC’s Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of Saturday’s election, President Goodluck Jonathan has released a statement congratulate all Nigerians for participating in the electoral process.

In a statement which was released late Tuesday evening, Jonathan said he promised Nigerians a free and fair elections and he has kept his word.

“Although some people have expressed mixed feelings about the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), I urge those who may feel aggrieved to follow due process based on our constitution and our electoral laws, in seeking redress,” he said.

 

Read the full statement below:

I thank you all for turning out en-masse for the March 28 General Elections.

I promised the country free and fair elections. I have kept my word. I have also expanded the space for Nigerians to participate in the democratic process. That is one legacy I will like to see endure.

Although some people have expressed mixed feelings about the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), I urge those who may feel aggrieved to follow due process based on our constitution and our electoral laws, in seeking redress.

As I have always affirmed, nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian. The unity, stability and progress of our dear country is more important than anything else.

I congratulate all Nigerians for successfully going through the process of the March 28th General Elections with the commendable enthusiasm and commitment that was demonstrated nationwide.

I also commend the Security Services for their role in ensuring that the elections were mostly peaceful and violence-free.

To my colleagues in the PDP, I thank you for your support. Today, the PDP should be celebrating rather than mourning. We have established a legacy of democratic freedom, transparency, economic growth and free and fair elections.

For the past 16 years, we have steered the country away from ethnic and regional politics. We created a Pan-Nigerian political party and brought home to our people the realities of economic development and social transformation.

Through patriotism and diligence, we have built the biggest and most patriotic party in Nigerian history. We must stand together as a party and look to the future with renewed optimism.

I thank all Nigerians once again for the great opportunity I was given to lead this country and assure you that I will continue to do my best at the helm of national affairs until the end of my tenure.

I have conveyed my personal best wishes to General Muhammadu Buhari.

May God Almighty continue to bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

I thank you all.

Comments (15)

  1. I diliked this man a long time before I started looking beyond the failures of d country and seeing a tru man surrounded by lions.. he left everyone to wotk with thier conscience.. seeing how he handled d election and defeat and alao his speech after buhari emerges the new president I respect him more than I have ever did and would any president before and after. .. God bless you sir

  2. It is not easy to taste the power of the nigerian politics, be in his position and still be a gentle Man, he is indeed a 21st century.

  3. GEJ you are the best i love. you are the MAN it is easier says than done ,
    you have prove to be a real Leader who loves his Nation and Value for PEACE & Mankind
    YOU have kept your WORDS: you have made history for this single honor you have done, you have rewrite all your wrong in one moment i love your because your have disarm every one and peace and calm is every where you have save this Nation God BLESS NIGERIA

  4. Orubebe is now oposite of GEJ. What happens to those false prophets now n their malicious prophecies?

  5. Gej, u have indeed kept your words, nobody’ s ambition is worth d blood of any nigerian, and u have proven so. God bless u our hero

  6. Whether you believe it or not, GEJ has done the most patriotic thing and he deserves to be called a perfect gentleman, he just showed what we voted for in 2011 and for real he is my “Man Of The Year”…

    BabaNowThatYouAreThere… No time for frivolities

  7. This is very mature and polished!!!! GEJ u have earned my respect. Thank you sir

  8. I actually cried reading this statement. This is the Jonathan we voted for years ago before he was derailed. We still love you and you have proved to be honourable.

  9. In other news…BabaNowThatYouAreThere…No honeymoon like my humorous citizens declared…Get to Work already ooooo!

  10. GEJ…the legend!!
    I miss You already Great Man.. History Will never forget You…
    Greatness is given u….and You wear it always despite all

  11. My Hero
    Congratulations GEJ!
    Congratulations Nigeria!

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