Easter: Jonathan Preaches Reconciliation, Progress

President-Jonathan-LipGloss-Lipstick-270x180Nigerians have been asked to put the recent presidential elections behind them and reconcile their differences “as children from the same womb, Nigeria”.

President Goodluck Jonathan made the call in an Easter message to Nigerians posted on his official Facebook page Saturday.

Mr. Jonathan, who contested the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, lost to his main rival, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), of the All Progressives Congress.

The president conceded defeat to his opponent and also made a nationwide broadcast last Tuesday, during which he urged those who may feel aggrieved by the outcome of the election to follow due process based on the nation’s constitution and electoral laws.

In his Easter message, the president said, “My dear friends on Facebook, 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. GEJ”.

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