Jonathan Urges Political leaders To Call Supporters To Order
ABUJA, April 18, (THEWILL) – The candidate of the Proples Democratic Party (PDP) and winner of Saturday’s Presidential election, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has calle don political leaders in the north to call their supporters to order following reports of violent protests and riots in most northern states of the federation.
The statement by the President reads:
“My Dear Countrymen and Women,
I have received with great sadness the news of sporadic unrest in some parts of the country which are not unconnected with last Saturday’s elections. I appeal to those involved to stop this unnecessary and avoidable conduct, more so at this point in time when a lot of sacrifice has been made by all the citizens of this great country in ensuring the conduct of free and fair elections.
All of us are further encouraged by the comments of the independent election monitors and observers both domestic and international on how transparent and credible the elections have been so far.
Therefore, it is with the deepest sense of responsibility that I call on all our political leaders especially the contestants to appeal to their supporters to stop further violence in the interest of stability, peace and well being of this great country. We must not allow for the loss of any life and as I have always said, no one’s political ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian.
Please remain calm, law abiding and patriotic at this very crucial moment of our history.
Thank you and God Bless Nigeria!
Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.”