Nigeria’s outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe on his victory in the country’s recent presidential election.
In a statement released by his office in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, Jonathan called on all the people of Togo to accept the election results in good faith, following Togo’s Constitutional Court confirmation.
He urged the people to give maximum support and cooperation to their re-elected leader for peace, stability and progress in their country.
The Nigerian leader commended the people of Togo on the successful conduct of the presidential elections.
He urged persons who may still have issues with its outcome to comport themselves as true democrats and law-abiding citizens by seeking redress only through recognized legal means.
Jonathan said he believed that the growing culture of free, fair and credible elections in Africa as witnessed in the recent polls in Nigeria and other countries would ensure political stability and faster development on the continent.
He urged all African leaders and political actors to continue to do their utmost best to further entrench true democracy and good governance in their countries.
Jonathan said he expect that existing cordial relations between Nigeria and Togo will continue to grow in coming years. Enditem