Jonathan Congratulates Mugabe, Condoles Fashola
President Goodluck Jonathan congratulates President Robert Mugabe on his victory in last week's presidential elections in Zimbabwe as announced by the country's electoral commission at the weekend.
As President Mugabe and his party, ZANU-PF celebrate their victory at the polls, President Jonathan urges them to rededicate themselves to working for the well-being and progress of all Zimbabweans.
The President also calls on President Mugabe to ensure that all persons and parties who oppose the conduct of the polls and the announced results are given every opportunity to seek lawful redress as allowed by the country's electoral laws and constitution.
He welcomes the decision of the main opposition leader, Mr. Morgan Tsvangirai to avail himself of these avenues of peaceful and legal redress instead of resorting to unlawful actions that could lead Zimbabwe down the road of political instability again.
Meanwhile, President Jonathan On behalf of himself, his family, the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria, conveys sincere condolences to Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on the death of his father, Pa Ibrahim Ademola Fashola earlier today in Lagos.
As they mourn Pa Fashola, President Jonathan urges Governor Fashola, his family and people of Lagos State to give thanks to God Almighty for the octogenarian's very exemplary and accomplished life.
The President urges to them to be comforted by the knowledge that Pa Fashola is returning to his Creator as a very blessed and fulfilled man who lived to see his son become a two-term Governor of one of Nigeria's most populous and vibrant states.
President Jonathan joins Governor Fashola, members of his family and the people of Lagos in praying that God Almighty will grant Pa Fashola peaceful and eternal rest from his labours on earth.