Jonathan urges ​governorship, state assembly​ candidates to accept ​election ​​outcome​

Former president Goodluck Jonathan campaigning. Pic used to illustrate the story.

President Goodluck Jonathan has asked candidates ​in​ Saturday​’s​ Governorship and House of Assembly elections to accept ​the ​outcome of the ​​​polls​.
 
President Jonathan made the call in a Facebook post Friday. He urged contestants in the elections to accept the will of the people.
 
“I urge contestants to respect the will of the people as we promote a new Nigeria that is a pacesetter and light bearer in the practice of democratic politics without bitterness. May God bless Nigeria,” he said.
 
President Jonathan was the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the last presidential election.

He lost to the opposition candidate, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Candidates but promptly accepted defeat in what is now regarded as ​Nigeria’s first.

He also asked Nigerian​s​ to come out and cast their votes.
 
“As Nigeria returns to the polls tomorrow, I encourage all registered voters to come out en masse and exercise their right to vote,” he said.
 
Mr. Jonathan said he has instructed security agents to fully facilitate the right of Nigerians to choose leaders of their choice at the gubernatorial and assembly levels by remaining non-partisan and ensuring that everyone vote​s​ in a secure environment.
 
The Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections  are set to  determine the leaders that will take care of the affairs in each the 29 states in Nigeria.  
 


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  • Alhaji Sanuolu

    APC member confesses: “We were Sheep governing Lions in Lagos”

    We members of the APC will like to emulate President Jonathan
    for his statesmanlike acceptance of electoral defeat on 28th March.
    We pledge to do likewise tomorrow night because we clearly see the
    handwriting on the wall already that we will lose Lagos state, for certain
    because of what the people perceive as our bias to YORUBA MUSLIMS.
    The bane of our party is the public declaration of MUSLIM SUPREMACY
    by our party member – Alhaji Tola Kasali – who told Punch newspaper
    on October 5th, 2014, that Muslims are DOMINANT over Yoruba Christians.

    • Alhaji Sanuolu

      ……(2) “We were like sheep governing lions in Lagos”

      No matter how forgiven Christians are, we cannot expect a sane
      Christian to come and use his thumb to vote for APC and confirm his
      own slavery. When our virtual party Chairman, OBA RILWANU AKIOLU
      blurted out last Monday, that he will hypnotize all the Lagos Christians,
      (especially the Igbo) into mass drowning, we knew APC defeat is assured.

      We can only appeal to the Christians not to treat us the way we mistreated them.
      We were arrogant in office and we put religion ahead of merits. That is a true fact.
      We appeal to our Christian brothers to find it in their hearts to now forgive us – we the
      APC Muslims whom Lagosians now abuse as mad Musims. We were actually like sheep
      leading lions in Lagos because the Christians we lorded it over were far better-educated
      and more knowledgeable than those of us they voted for with a large heart. We regret it.

      • Olu

        Liar, deceiver, propagandist, you have failed again.

      • objective

        You are not APC! You are a bloody dishonest good for nothing lay about.

    • newnigerian1970

      After tomorrow, I never have to read evil posts from you PDP supporters trying to heat up the polity. Adieu PDP. You will not be missed. Never again in Nigeria. Nigeria is now a democracy and we would not remember your party and its goebbels antics after 11th April 2015.

  • Olu

    No one will accept a rigged election result. People are already waiting for your fake result sheets. West is not East. You accepted the result just because you don’t have option under the constitution. You were defeated and not rigged out.

  • Ole

    GEj is bent on setting this country on fire still. If the election is rigged, GEj be assured that the Court will overturn it after you might have left. You might be thinking that people do not know your antics. You want to create problem for the oncoming government in order to discredit buhari. Do not worry, the court is there to upturn your gameplan and nothing go happen. Do all within your power now and go.

  • Jeffrey

    PDP SW GOVERNORS – FAILURES WITHOUT A LEGACY

    FEDERAL – OBJ/GEJ PDP FAILED

    OYO STATE – Akala PDP FAILED

    OGUN STATE- Daniel PDP FAILED

    EKITI STATE – Fayose PDP FAILED

    EVERY PDP GOVERNOR HAVE FAILED WITHOUT A SINGLE LEGACY IN YORUBALAND ONLY FOR APC GOVERNOR TO START BUILDING THOSE STATES FROM SCRATCH EACH TIME THEY ARE REELECTED

    MY QUESTION – IS PDP MEANT TO DESTROY WHILE APC IS TO BUILD

    IF THAT IS SO WHY DO WE WANT PDP TO DESTROY LAGOS WITH JIMI AGBAJE ?

    IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ME PLEASE LIST JUST TWO LEGACY ACHIEVEMENT OF ANY PDP GOVERNOR IN THE SOUTHWEST

    Aregbesola free meal is a legacy applauded by the world bank

    Amosun flyover bridges and road construction is an uncommon legacy

    Ajumobi / Fashola BRT buses & bridges are first of it’s kind in Nigeria, to mention a few. What are PDP legacies in SW

    JIMI AGBAJE SUPPORTERS AM WAITING. ALL FORMER PDP GOVERNORS ARE ALSO FACING CORRUPTION CHARGES ? I REBUKE PDP IN IT’s ENTIRETY

  • Assibi

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