Abuja — The European Union Election Observation Mission to Nigeria has described President Goodluck Jonathan’s concession of defeat before the announcement of the presidential election result as an extraordinary example to the world.
Mr. Santiago Fisas, the EU chief observer, told State House correspondents after his team submitted an interim report on the elections to Jonathan at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, on Wednesday, that the example was worthy of emulation.
“I congratulate him because he conceded defeat in the election even before he knew the official result.
“That I feel is a very important thing; that is an extraordinary example for many countries in Africa and all over the World.
“I congratulate him for that. Of cause, we talked a little bit about the elections and I took the opportunity to give to him our preliminary statement about the elections and he was very happy to accept it.“
Fisas said that the team would submit the final report on the elections after observing the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections on April 11.