President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday congratulated President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone on his re-election and subsequent swearing-in for another five-year term as president of that country.
Dr. Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media Publicity noted in a statement that Jonathan and the Federal Government of Nigeria “welcomed President Koroma’s victory with close to 60 per cent of the votes cast in the November 17 presidential elections which was keenly contested by eight other candidates as an affirmation of the trust and confidence the people of Sierra Leone have in his capable leadership”.
Abati added: “The President urges all Sierra Leoneans to join hands with President Koroma in moving their country forward to an era of democratic consolidation, peace, political stability and rapid socio-economic development.
“President Jonathan assures President Koroma and the brotherly people of Sierra Leone that they can continue to count on the support, assistance and solidarity of Nigeria as they go on with the urgent task of rebuilding their nation after years of avoidable conflict.
“He wishes President Koroma a very successful second term in office and prays that God Almighty will grant him continued good health and divine guidance to lead his nation forward to a brighter future for all of its people”.