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Why Akwa Ibom Gave Jonathan Nearly 1 Million Votes — Akpabio

Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom, on Friday, urged Nigerians to emulate the statesmanlike nature of President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat for peace to reign in Nigeria. Mr. Akpabio said this in his state-wide broadcast to mark 2015 Easter celebration in Uyo. He said the lesson of Easter was recently brought home to Nigerians by the statesmanlike action of ... Read More »

President Jonathan Hosts Buhari At The Aso Rock Villa

While a section of Nigerians continues to bicker over the outcome of last weekend’s presidential election, Presidential Goodluck Jonathan, Friday hosted the president-elect, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The unannounced meeting was held behind closed doors. Although Jonathan had called Buhari to congratulate him on his election victory when it became clear that the All ... Read More »

See Here What Jonathan Told Buhari On Phone

A recording of the telephone call by President Goodluck Jonathan to Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on March 31, congratulating him on his victory at the last Saturday’s presidential election hit the Internet on Thursday. The recording revealed what transpired between the two leaders. President Jonathan had reportedly called Buhari hours before the official declaration of the presidential election results ... Read More »

PDP Governors Visit President Jonathan (Photos)

PDP Governors led by the Chairman of the PDP governors forum, Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom state, paid a solidarity visit to President Jonathan at the Presidential villa yesterday April 1st. The governors in attendance were Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta); Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe); Ramalan Yero (Kaduna); Lyel Imoke (Cross River); Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa); Sullivan Chime (Enugu); Jonah Jang (Plateau); Martin Elechi ... Read More »

Jonathan Has Nothing To Fear’ – President Muhammadu Buhari

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari has said that incumbent President, Goodluck Jonathan has nothing to fear from him. Buhari added that despite the acrimony involved in the election campaigns, he would not hold a grudge against anyone. The President-elect said this after receiving his Certificate of Return from the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega. “Let me state ... Read More »

Read Obama’s reaction as President Jonathan concedes defeat

In a statement released today, US President Barack Obama has praised President Jonathan for conceding defeat after he lost the presidential election to Buhari Read the statement below: The last few days have shown the world the strength of Nigeria’s commitment to democratic principles. By turning out in large numbers and sometimes waiting all day to cast their votes, Nigerians ... Read More »

MEND Congratulates President-elect, Buhari, Hails Jonathan for Statesmanship

The outlawed militant group, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, has congratulated the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on his victory in the 2015 presidential elections, saying Nigerians made the right choice. The “faceless” group in a statement by its spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo, said, “The Nigerian people have spoken and elected General Muhammadu Buhari to be the ... Read More »

Buhari Extends Hand Of Fellowship To Jonathan

BRIEF PRESS STATEMENT BY GENERAL MUHAMMADU BUHARI,GCFR, PRESIDENT ELECT ON THE PLATFORM OF THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS, APC. MARCH 31ST, 2015 At exactly 5:15pm this evening President Jonathan called to congratulate me on my victory. For this I want all Nigerians to join me in congratulating and appreciating Mr President for his statesmanship. President Jonathan engaged in a spirited campaign ... Read More »

President Jonathan Releases Statement On 2015 Presidential Election Result

Official statement by president Jonathan after the announcement of the results of presidential election Fellow Nigerians, I thank you all for turning out en-masse for the March 28 General Elections. 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 ... Read More »

Jonathan Congratulates Buhari On The Phone

As Nigeria expects the presidential election results from Borno state, it is reported that Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Muhammadu Buhari. According to Vanguard, the president called his major challenger, the opposition candidate, to congratulate him. A source disclosed that Jonathan, the Peoples Democratic Party, first spoke with Buhari on the phone and then with the APC national leader Bola Tinubu. ... Read More »

Jonathan expresses hope of winning presidential election

President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed hope that the outcome of the presidential election will be in his favour. Speaking to newsmen yesterday, after casting his vote at his polling unit in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Jonathan congratulated Nigerians for the large turn out to vote. “I want to congratulate Nigerians for coming out en masse to exercise their right to vote,” ... Read More »

Experts warn against Jonathan’s Boko Haram ‘victory’ claims

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday said the military hopes to recapture towns seized by Boko Haram within a month, in what would be a swift victory after six years of bloody conflict. But experts warned against any premature declaration of victory, with the militants still proving capable of carrying out deadly hit-and-run strikes and indications of coalition lapses. Jonathan, ... Read More »

“I Will Surely Win” – President Jonathan Tells BBC

In very clear and unequivocal terms, President Goodluck Jonathan says he will “surely” win the 2015 presidential election which will hold on March 28. Speaking in an interview with the BBC, Jonathan said categorically: “I’ll surely win.” He also spoke on the Boko Haram insurgents, admitting for the first time that they were initially underrated by the government. But now ... Read More »

I am not desperate to serve – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday said although he was ready and willing to continue to serve as the President of the country, he was not desperate to continue in office. He said, that was the reason he had remained unruffled despite the various things that had been said or written about him. Jonathan spoke at the public launch of a ... Read More »