Jonathan congratulates Kenyan president-elect, Kenyatta

Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya

The Nigerian President congratulated Kenyans for the election.

President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Uhuru Kenyatta on his victory in Monday’s presidential election in Kenya.

Mr. Kenyatta was declared winner on Saturday in Nairobi by the country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

In a statement by presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati, the president urged Mr. Kenyatta to “re-dedicate himself to carrying forward the process of national healing and reconciliation.”

Mr. Jonathan called on the Kenyan President-Elect to do his utmost best to foster greater peace, unity and progress in the country by forming a truly national administration that will meet the yearning and aspirations of all Kenyans, including his opponents and their supporters.

Mr. Kenyatta is expected to assume office later this month as the first Kenyan President to be sworn-in under the country’s new constitution which was adopted after the crisis that followed its 2007 elections.

President Jonathan applauded the call by Mr. Kenyatta’s closest rival in the election, Prime Minister Raila Odinga, to his supporters, asking them to remain calm and eschew violent protests while he takes his complaints about the election results to the Kenyan Supreme Court.

The President also welcomed Mr. Odinga’s expression of confidence in the court and his pledge to adhere to the rule of law and accept the court’s verdict on the elections in good faith.

Mr. Jonathan commended Kenyans who showed their undying faith in democratic governance by turning out in their millions to set a new voter turn-out record of 86 per cent in Monday’s elections.

He assured them of the best wishes of the government and people of Nigeria.

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