By Daud Olatunji
ABEOKUTA—Former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and the State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka have described President Goodluck Jonathan as a true democrat and peace-loving statesman following his acceptance of the outcome of the just concluded presidential election as declared by the chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega.
Both Daniel and Isiaka commended President Goodluck for the sacrifice he made to strengthen democracy in Nigeria by congratulating All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Gen Muhammadu Buhari who won last Saturday’s election.
Daniel in his congratulatory message signed by his media aide, Ayo Giwa said President Jonathan has demonstrated “a rare show of honour and respect for the rule of law.”
According to him, President Jonathan has etched his name in the book of history devoid of the do-or-die tendencies of some world leaders.
In a statement he personally signed, Isiaka expressed optimism that the PDP will record a resounding victory on the April 11 governorship election posited that Ogun people are tired of Senator Ibikunle Amosun-led administration, which he said has failed to deliver on his campaign promises.
He said: “Mr. President has established a legacy of democratic freedom, electoral transparency and entrenchment of the masses’ wish in Nigeria which was unprecedented.
“By subjecting himself to a thorough process, accepting to be bound by the outcome and even immediately extending his personal best wishes to his opponent, he has doused the tension in the country and shown the international community that Nigeria has indeed come of age.”
The PDP governorship candidate noted that, “for us in Ogun State, the wind of change will indeed blow. As the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP, these results clearly present sterner challenges to conquer but also with it comes the opportunity for success and progress. I firmly believe that Ogun people crave a new leadership come April 11, 2015. Our people have seen through the elaborate sham called governance in Ogun today and are determined to effect a change.’’