By DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA – Former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has 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), Professor Attahiru Jega.
Daniel in his congratulatory message signed by his media aide, Ayo Giwa said President Jonathan has demonstrated “a rare show 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.
He therefore congratulated President-elect General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) for his feat at the closely-contested election urging him to chart a way forward for the nation.
“President Jonathan remains one of the few African leaders to openly concede defeat in a continent where most leaders would prefer to sit tight.
“The ‘change’ that Nigerians craved for, was not for want of achievements but the hope that General Buhari will continue on the path of the incumbent’s achievements and the foundation he laid for economic prosperity of Nigeria”, he said.
He then appealed to Nigerians to remain peaceful and guide our democracy to the expected stability by accepting the change as a divine act that will usher in a new dawn for Nigeria.