FULL TEXT: Statement By President Goodluck Jonathan After Announcement Of Presidential Election Results


Fellow Nigerians,

President Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan

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.

Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR
Federal Republic of Nigeria
March 31, 2015

All for Nigeria



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2 thoughts on “FULL TEXT: Statement By President Goodluck Jonathan After Announcement Of Presidential Election Results

  1. for Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to accept defeat and say his “loss of presidential seat is not worth the bloods of Nigerians”, was a brave thing to do. This was the first most principled election that have ever happened in Nigeria I can proudly call a free and fair election. Indeed he kept his words to make 2015 election corruption-free. Dr. Goodluck Jonathan deserves an award for his humbleness and tolerance, for it is commonly “unafrica” for a politician to accept defeat after all he’d spent without bloodshed nor digging up something against his winning opponent. This is an inspiration to me. This is the beginning of a new dawn as Our new leader, President Muhammadu Buhari climbs on deck to steer Nigeria to a place of milk and honey, a place of peace and harmony, a place of ease, a realistic utopia, I believe. This is New Nigeria, where “Change” means “Development for all”.


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