Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
The announcement of the presidential election results was followed with PEACE.
Most of the prediction of anarchy emanated from foreigners; there is none of that.
Some Nigerians, discrediting own nation, were sceptical of the response of citizens.
The Nation is renewed in our spirit to rejoice for the sake of Nigeria even when the election results were initially shocking.
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has already accepted the results and has congratulated Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigeria’s next President.
This presidential election is by no means a defeat for either the President or the People’s Democratic Party ~PDP.
Rather, it is a victory for both and for Nigeria.
Had the PDP or the President followed the path of corrupt practices, Muhammadu Buhari would not be the incoming President.
Goodluck Jonathan won, not the election results, but the election process, which was marked by transparency.
The President’s disdain for tampering with any procedure nullifies allegations of corruption against Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
The insinuations the Goodluck’s administration is corrupt are unfounded.
Had Goodluck been corrupt he would have taken the oath of office on May 29, 2015.
All these point to my firm belief that Nigerians can, and do voluntarily, do the right thing.
We do not need the interference of foreign western governments in our internal affairs.
This, just days after Operation Six Weeks of the Nigerian Armed Forces reaffirmed the Nation’s confidence in our military.
Below is a full transcript of the President’s remarks.
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.