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Jonathan congratulates Obama

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has congratulated President Barack Obama of the United States of America who was on Wednesday pronounced the winner of the country’s presidential election.
A statement by presidential aide, Dr. Reuben Abati said: “President Jonathan welcomes President Obama’s victory in an intensely fought presidential race as an endorsement by the good people of United States of his leadership, progressive world view and the very good work he has done in the past four years towards ending global economic depression and fostering global peace and security.
“Nigeria, the Economic Community of West African States and the African Union enjoyed very cordial and productive relations with the Obama Administration in his first term; President Jonathan looks forward to continuing to build on Nigeria’s and Africa’s developmental collaboration with the United States in the next four years.
“The President looks forward in particular to the further strengthening of US-Nigeria bilateral relations and the US-Nigeria Bi-National Commission which was established in President Obama’s first term as the primary platform for the promotion of greater trade and economic cooperation between both countries as well as bilateral collaboration in other areas.
“President Jonathan also hopes that the millions of people across the world, especially those in developing nations who watched the beauty and strength of democracy unfold in the United States presidential elections yesterday will come to a greater and better appreciation of democracy as the key to building peaceful, stable and progressive societies.
“The President wishes President Obama continued good health and God’s blessings and guidance as he prepares for his inauguration in January for a second term in office as the President of the United States of America.”

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  1. Oweifie November 7, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Congrats Barack. May God give you all u need to lead your people. amen

  2. Nwankwo Anayochukwu November 7, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    A big Congratulations to president Obama.

  3. Hilary @ oko November 7, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    May God direct ur ways Amen

  4. Hilary @ oko November 7, 2012 at 7:50 pm

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  5. Peter Nwankwo (Dallas,TX) November 7, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Hope Nigeria and their politicians learn one thing or two from American elections. Civility, decorum and rancor free atmosphere prevail. Election night in America is always fun. The tv stations really do a good job. As for the election, Obama won b/cos majority of the American people hate extremism whether right-wing or left-wing.

  6. CHUKS JOSEPH November 7, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Congrats Mr.Obama B. Hopefully you will extend this olive hand when I take over power in Nigeria come 2015. My election into Aso-Rock gonna be freer than yours! God bless America!. God bless Nigeria as my good people patiently await my ascension to power where every Nigeria will be equal to the other.
    Thank you,
    C-IN-C in waiting..

  7. 9thmile November 7, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    This is what we can obtain if it is in nigeria.

    · Don’t celebrate yet, Romney tells Obama (TELL magazine)

    · Concede defeat, Obama urges Romney (Punch newspaper)…

    · Rigging Galore (The Sun newspaper)

    .Romney supporters riot in Kaduna (Daily Trust)

    · Romney Demands Vote Recount (Vanguard newspaper)

    · Elections rigged (Guardian newspaper)

    · No evidence of manipulation (NTA news)

    · The Church declares elections free and fair (News Line)

    · There will be violence if we lose; Romney declares (LTV 8 news)

    · Election results for Arizona awaited (Channels news)

    · Trucks with suspected ballot papers crosses into USA from Mexico (Tribune newspaper)

    · Romney is an opportunist – Go back to your farm (AIT news)

    · I will not accept results, Romney tells Obama (STV news)

    · McCain heads to Election Petition Tribunal (MITV)

    · White Majority rejects results (PM News)

    · Kenyan Big Boy Senator Obama Throws Lavish Party to celebrate Election Victory (City People)

    · Free for all fight at Obama rally in Grant Park (Channels TV)

    .We will make this country ungovernable if Obama win (LTV)

    · Northern elders, Arewa and Sultan rejects results (ThisDay)

    · Republicans and Democrats supporters clash in Ketu and Ajangbadi, 14 dead, Romney threatens more heads will roll

    · The people behind Obama’s victory: True story uncovered… Newswatch

  8. bam November 7, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Mr president ў☺ΰ better learn from this great men that contested romney accepted defeat with pleasure and congratulate obama with mind of free and fair election ,We don’t Want more killing doing our elections or else hmmm

  9. kelvin November 7, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Congratulation Pres. Barrack Obama. May God grant you a more successful 2nd term in Jesus name. And remember the poor masses that made this count as you add meaning to their lives. Long live the Pres of the United States and her citizens, and all good lovers of the United States of America.

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  11. dobbis November 7, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Romney is talking & behaving like one of us in Nigerrrrrrr! Pls, someone shld advice him to accept defeat & congratulate Obama in the spirit of sportsmanship. There is always another time! Congratulations Obama!!!! Hope you will remove the spirit of Africa & leave a good & lasting legacy. The whole world is watching you.

  12. Soggy November 7, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    9thmile, you got it right. In Nigeria winners of elections are hardly ever congratulated by those that competed with them. Merely announcing election results takes great courage in this country because one could just get killed doing it. Well, they say “there is no news as bad news”. Your comment has kept me laughing long enough, but I hope to laugh more when I read same in our national dailies. I know I won’t be disappointed.

  13. Mbadiwe November 7, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    @ Hilary Oko for more information about what?

  14. Mbadiwe November 8, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Politics in Nigeria is a ‘Do or die’ affair,nobody even parties accepts defeat. They want to get into power by all means and at all cost. Where you have two or more candidates struggling for the same post,it’s obvious that only one person gets it. But the problem in Nigeria and with Nigerian politicians is “why not me” Only God will help us.

  15. lawrence oguche November 8, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Illuminatic don rian God help us

  16. segad November 8, 2012 at 1:33 am

    GEJ and all corrupt Nigerian politicians should be ashamed of (himself) themselves for congratulating President Obama on his re-election because instead of doing this, they should rather cover their faces in the mood and learn from this. They are simply embarassing themselves by doing this — a bunch of shameless looters and idiots!

  17. Usman November 9, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Jonathan is ashamed that is why he did not congratulate Obama, it was his chief propagandist, Reuben who congratulated him.

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