6th May, 2015
President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday congratulated President Faure Gnassingbé of Togo on his victory in the country’s recent presidential election.
The message is contained in a release issued by the president’s Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, in Abuja.
“Now that President Gnassingbe’s victory at the polls has been confirmed by Togo’s Constitutional Court, President Jonathan calls on all the people of Togo to accept the election results in good faith,” the statement said.
It urged the people to give maximum support and cooperation to their re-elected leader for peace, stability and progress in their country.
“President Jonathan commends the people of Togo on the successful conduct of the presidential elections.
“He urges persons who may still have issues with its outcome to comport themselves as true democrats and law-abiding citizens by seeking redress only through recognised legal means,” it said.
It added that Jonathan believed that the growing culture of free, fair and credible elections in Africa as witnessed in the recent polls in Nigeria and other countries would ensure political stability and faster development on the continent.
It said the president, therefore, urged all African leaders and political actors to continue to do their utmost best to further entrench true democracy and good governance in their countries.
“President Jonathan also expects that existing cordial relations between Nigeria and Togo will continue to grow in coming years.
“He wishes President Gnassingbe a very successful new term in office,” the statement said.