President Goodluck Jonathan. (File: AFP)
Lagos – President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to conduct a free and fair election, saying that he will "gladly go home" if doesn't win.
According to The Nation, Jonathan, who was speaking during the Presidential Media Chat monitored by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), rubbished suggestions that he won't handover power if he loses, saying the insinuations were "unnecessary and unfortunate".
The country goes to vote on 28 March after the elections were delayed by six weeks due to security concerns.
Early this week, Jonathan urged Nigerians to see the upcoming elections as a "contest amongst brothers and sisters".
"I want to remind us all that we have no other country other than Nigeria and as we approach the election, it is wise that we speak good and peaceful words over Nigeria," Jonathan wrote of his official Facebook page.
Jonathan said it was essential for the contenders to put the country first as they campaigned in different parts of the country.