John Abayomi, Deputy Online Editor
President Goodluck Jonathan has hailed the unanimous confirmation by the Supreme Court of his victory in the April, 2011 Presidential elections.
The President applauded the ruling by the seven justices of the court which, according to him, “put a final seal of approval on his victory which was already acknowledged by the vast majority of ordinary Nigerians, political parties and the international community.”
In a statement by Special Adviser to the President Media & Publicity, Reuben Abati, Jonathan also commended the presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), General Muhammadu Buhari for availing himself of the country’s legal and judicial system in expressing his reservations about the conduct of the elections.
The statement reads:
“Now that that process has run its full course, PresidentJonathan hopes that General Buhari and his party will accept the ruling of theesteemed Judges of the Supreme Court in good faith and join hands with him andother well-meaning Nigerians to build a united, stronger and prosperous nationthat present and future generations of Nigerians can be proud of.
“He expects that General Buhari will continue to contribute positively to national development and also mobilize his supporters across thecountry to join in the process of national reconciliation and national renaissance.”
“President Jonathan thanks all Nigerians once again for their trust and confidence which gave the Jonathan/Sambo ticket an overwhelming victoryin the elections.
” He assures the nation that the federal government, under his leadership, will remain fully focused on its objectives and continue to work assiduously to implement its agenda for national transformation in fulfillment of his promise of better living conditions for all Nigerians.”