President seeks reconciliation after presidential poll


President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday urged Nigerians to put the March 28 presidential election which he lost to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) of the All Progressives Congress behind them and reconcile with one another.

Jonathan made the appeal in a message he posted on his Facebook page in commemoration of Easter Sunday.

He said the need for reconciliation was borne from the fact that all Nigerians were born from the same womb which, he said, is Nigeria.

He commended Nigerians for keeping faith with democracy which he described as the only vehicle to national growth and stability.

He said Easter should be seen as a time to imbibe the teachings of Jesus Christ which include reconciliation with God and others.

The President wrote, “As we celebrate Easter and the resurrection of Jesus Christ, I want to celebrate all Nigerians for keeping faith with democracy which is the only vehicle for the continuous growth and stability of our dear nation.

“Easter is the culmination of the Lenten season, a time to imbibe Christ’s teachings of reconciliation with God and each other.

“This year’s celebration of Easter is taking place at a period of very critical national choices and decisions, during which we must all be prepared and willing to make sacrifices for greater unity, peace, political stability and progress in our beloved country.

“As a nation, we must accept that the presidential elections are behind us and reconcile our differences as children born from the womb of one mother, Nigeria.

“I am confident that we will do this. Happy Easter and may God bless Nigeria.”

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