JONATHAN TEACHES BUHARI, OBJ, AND IBB A LESSON IN DEMOCRACY
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
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
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.
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR
Federal Republic of Nigeria
March 31, 2015