President Goodluck Jonathan. (File: AFP)
Lagos - Rivers State Labour Party gubernatorial candidate, Prince Tonye Princewill, urged Nigerians to cooperate with President Goodluck Jonathan as he completes his tenure.
Jonathan is paving way for Muhammadu Buhari, who defeated him at the just-ended election.
Buhari will assume power on May 29.
“I call on all Nigerians to stand by the President, as he completes his tenure. He promised to ensure the credibility of elections in order to further strengthen the country’s democratic institution; that he has delivered and that is the greatest achievement in Nigeria’s democracy and the legacy he will leave,” said Princewill.
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He heaped praise on the outgoing President.
“We lost a good man today but we've found a stronger nation.”
Princewill congratulated Buhari who won on All Progressives Congress ticket.
“I want to on behalf of my supporters, the Rivers State Labour Party and myself, warmly congratulate the President Elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory at the polls. His patience, consistency and courage is worthy of emulation and a message for us all,” he said.
Ahead of the election, the Labour Party had endorsed Jonathan.
“Though we supported President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan; Nigeria chose Buhari. We are democrats, glad to accept a President given to us by God and therefore pledge our loyalty to the success of his administration,”