The Civil Liberty Organisation (CLO) has congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan on accepting defeat in the Saturday’s presidential election.
The chairman of Akwa Ibom State chapter of the organisation, Mr Clifford Thomas, gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Uyo, on Wednesday.
Thomas said the action of the president had shown that he was a real democrat, a statesman and detribalised Nigerian.
“We must congratulate President Jonathan for conceding defeat and congratulating the winner in the 2015 presidential general election, Muhammadu Buhari .
“President Jonathan is a real democrat, statesman and detribalised Nigerian; his action has diffused tension,” he said. [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
Thomas advised the president-elect to ensure that “it is not the winner takes all syndrome” as he would be assuming office on May 29.
“In this election, we have no losers, Nigerians are all winners.” He advised the incoming president to note that the task ahead would be greater than just winning the election, adding that he must work to surpass the achievements of his predecessor.
The Civil Liberty Organisation also thanked Prof.essor Attahiru Jega for showing that a Nigerian could conduct acceptable election for Nigeria.
In his reaction, Dr Aniekan Brown, Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Uyo, said that the incoming president should adopt the recommendations of the National Conference to move the country forward.
He also called on INEC to ensure that the country graduated from electronic accreditation to electronic voting in subsequent elections.
The don also urged the president-elect to note the challenges of the outgoing president and learn from them to improve in his administration of the country.
He said that Nigerians should see the result as the wish of the people and remained peaceful.
Mr Uyime Usoro, the Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Akwa Ibom State, urged the winner to be magnanimous in victory and carry everybody along.
Usoro urged all contestants in subsequent elections to emulate Jonathan for his peaceful disposition instead of unnecessary litigations.
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