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Jonathan congratulates Mugabe on poll victory

06 August 2013, 07:39Augustine Osayande

Abuja -  President Goodluck Jonathan, congratulated his Zimbabwean counterpart, Robert Mugabe for his resounding but controversial victory in the just-ended general poll in the Southern African country.

In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, Jonathan urged Mugabe and his ZANU (PF) party to re-dedicate themselves to working for the well-being and progress of all Zimbabweans.

Jonathan also calls on President Mugabe to ensure that all persons and parties who opposed the conduct of the polls and the results were given every opportunity to seek lawful redress as allowed by the country’s electoral laws and constitution.

He welcomed the decision of the main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai to avail himself of these avenues of peaceful and legal redress instead of resorting to unlawful actions that could again plunge Zimbabwe into political instability.

Tsvangirai is contesting the poll results, describing the elections as a farce.

He accuses ZANU (PF) of rigging the election.

Regional observers have nonetheless hailed the poll.

- CAJ News


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