Labour Party congratulates Buhari, recommends Jonathan for Nobel Prize

President Muhammadu Buhari

The Labour Party has felicitated with the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, and the All Progressives Congress, for their resounding success in the March 28 presidential election.

The party’s secretary, Kayode Ajulo, communicated the party’s position in a statement.

Given the large number of people who voted during the election for Mr. Buhari, the LP called on the political class to respect the wishes of Nigerians.

“We, therefore, in the quest for peace and tranquillity in our country; send hearty congratulations to the President-elect, Major-General General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd.) and his party, All Progressives Congress,” the LP stated.

“We also seize this opportunity to congratulate President Goodluck Jonathan for his forthrightness, commitment to the advancement of Nigerian democracy, selflessness and resilience in the face of all odds.

“The battle has been lost and won, but this does not preclude a thorough and sincere appreciation of the events that transpired before during and after the election.

“These events, I make bold to say, are further vindication of my earlier positions on the political situation and the electioneering process in general.”

The party commended President Goodluck Jonathan for reaching out to and conceding defeat to Mr. Buhari.

By putting a call to the president-elect and conceding defeat even before the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the result of the election, the LP said Mr. Jonathan has demonstrated extraordinary patriotism and statesmanship.

The party, therefore, nominated Mr. Jonathan for a Nobel Peace Prize for what it described as the president’s “indelible conduct” before, during and after the election.

“President Jonathan, without doubt is the hero of this election, he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for his indelible conduct, prior to, during and after the election, as he has saved lives of many Nigerians and non-Nigerians from probable violence that is to take place after the election,” the LP said.

“The beauty of democracy is the campaign, election and declaration. To be a loser, there must be a winner and for a winner to emerge there must be a loser. It is complimentary of each – ceteris pari bus. May the Almighty God heals our land.

Thought it said the just concluded presidential election was fraught with pitfalls, the LP noted that there has never been a perfect election in the country.

It argued that the use of card readers without test-running them in elections of smaller scale had given room for manipulation during the March 28 presidential election.

The LP indicated that it is not President Goodluck Jonathan who lost the election but Nigerians who were denied the opportunity to vote due to defective smartcard readers.

Nevertheless, the party pleaded for peace and urged our leaders to pursue justice within the ambit of the law.
The Labour Party says the President needs to demonstrate statesmanship by appealing to his supporters and kinsmen to remain calm.


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  • Advocate

    this will not save jonathan from being investigated and if found guilty. he should face the consequences

    • tundemash

      Period ! Anything else na sentiment.

      PWC report on the missing $20bn must be made public to start with !!!!

  • e_orpheus

    “President Jonathan, without doubt is the hero of this election, he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for his indelible conduct, prior to, during and after the election..”.
    I doubt that the Labour party understands what the prize stands for: “shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”

    You can stretch to unimaginable lengths whatever Mr Jonathan’s accomplishments have been and none will fit any of the criteria.

    We’ve been so taken by the wrong things that the ‘right’ thing is done once and we all stand with mouths agape in awe.

    He contested and he lost, period.

  • Incensed

    Nobel Peace Prize, for Jonathan? You’ve got to be kidding. For God sake, don’t belittle that coveted award. Just because Jonathan has done what was expected of him, he should be given such an award? I think Nigerians have been taken for granted and abused for so long. The same way Jonathan sees it as his achievement that he allowed freedom of speech and democracy to reign during his tenure in office. In a democratic dispensation, how ridiculous to see this as an achievement! Labour Party should be ashamed of themselves to come up with such a ridiculous recommendation. Jonathan only deserves a thank you for diffusing tension. He also saved himself from ignominy or long term jail.

    • Passionate about Nigeria

      They are so silly in this country… Nobel Prize. Keke is not rocket… Why do we have these kind of sycophantic polticians??? See how they have gotten carried away… People died during the elections due to the military that GEJ deployed all over the country and Labour Party is mentioning Nobel Peace Prize??

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  • Africa

    Is that how they give nobel prizes? The process is not rigged, Jo boy can only get one if PDP were to be in charge of the nominating and selection process.

  • tundemash

    So the sycophancy hasn’t stopped ?
    Do these idi0ts know the meaning of noble prize ?

    So when they read Dumbo’s citation at the Nobel Prize giving ceremony …. what would they say about his action 24hrs after Nyanya bombing and the kidnapping of Chibok girls ?

    A Nobel Peace prize winner who went dancing kereku 24 hours after the citizens he governs were bombed by terrorists and who took 3 weeks to acknowledge the chibok girls were kidnapped or over 20o days to agree to meet the parents of the kidnapped girls and over 300 days to visit site of kidnap ???????? Looks like Jona’s dollar is still working !

  • mdsurgeon

    Nobel prize? For what? For doing what is expected of him after losing an election? I can understand that he was the first to take such a step and he should be and he is being commended both locally and internationally.
    But a Nobel prize? What a stretch of imagination!

    • Double U

      Well said

    • Tamedo1

      He was the first? Has there been an incumbent president that lost an election in Nigeria and refuse to relinquish power? OK, let us turn it on its head, he is the first Nigeria incumbent to lose power.

  • Wähala

    There is no Nobel Price for Corruption…
    Members of the Labour Party who recommended the Nobel Price for Dr. Crook should all be rounded up for treatment at various psychiatric hospitals across Nigeria, they must be a bunch of ignorant wackos and sycophants. Dumbo is going to The Hague when the dust settles and the sponsors of Boko Haram insurgency are finally caught for punishment. As-is, we’re still missing our Chibok girls who could be holed up in Otuoke for all I care… now that Sambisa & Gworza have been recaptured and BH bolted from their strongholds. Dr. Dumbo is a deceitful psychopath who congratulated Gov. Aregbesola only to run to the courts to challenge the man’s re-election. His PDP refused to sign the final result sheets with Prof. Jega yet, these clowns are blowing horns thru their back holes. Truly disgusting.

  • Omoagunmate

    WTF??? We know it is April fools day, but can somebody please tell these good for nothing people to stop the silly jokes. Nobel what? These guys must think the whole world are daft like them. Yeah, the only price the Dumbo deserve is a double bed instead of a single one in a prison in The Hague for the 10,000s of innocent lives lost needlessly under his watch, and even with his and his wife’s support. Noble price ko… Their hidden agenda is that if Jonathan is praised and turned to a hero, they too will somewhat get a soft landing. We say no to soft landing for thieves.

  • Maria

    Nobel prize for presiding over the most corrupt government in the world…indeed, he deserves such award, animals!

  • Comfortkay

    This Labour Party does not represents Nigerian workers and they are out of touch and how can President Jonathan be recommended for Noble Prize? When he turned Nigeria to Corruption Unlimited.
    Labour Secretary when you have nothing to say please shut up and stop this provocation statement.

  • Abdulazeez Oyibo

    Nobel peace prize? Are you people having a laugh? Don’t mistake our patience for stupidity! Keep pushing it and you all would be shocked by our collective resolve.

    • Tamedo1

      Exactly my thought. Nobel prize?

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  • Benny Hills

    Nigerians have started again. Nobel Prize for rigging election but failing in the process? Did Jonathan really have any choice than to agree that he had lost? All that sabotaging of card readers, padding of figures and withholding of results in SS cannot earn a failed president Nobel Prize.

  • DecodeDaRiddle

    PDP satellite campus…how market?
    You suppose Nobel prize is like Otuoke PHD abi?

  • kunwil

    the best thing he ever did IN office was to LEAVE office!!