Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola at the polling booth waiting to cast his vote ~ Israel Ojoko
Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has urged political leaders to accept the outcome of of Governorship and House of Assembly elections set for Saturday.
"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," the President said.
The election comes two weeks after Jonathan's defeat to Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential poll. He conceded defeat and congratulated his rival.
Meanwhile, Jonathan assured the country of adequate security ahead of the polls.
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The President, in a message issued on Friday, said he had instructed security agents to fully facilitate the right of Nigerians to choose leaders of their choice at the polls.
"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.
"I have instructed our 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 we all vote in a secure environment," Jonathan said.