Jonathan congratulates Togolesse President on his re-election


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President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday
congratulated President Faure Gnassingbé
of Togo on his victory in the country’s
recent presidential election.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on
Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati,
the President said Gnassingbe’e victory at
the polls has been confirmed by Togo’s
Constitutional Court, he called on all
the people of Togo to accept the election
results in good faith.
Jonathan who himself recently lost his
re-election bid asks the people of the
country to give maximum support and
cooperation to their re-elected leader for
peace, stability and progress in their
Jonathan also commended the people of
Togo on the successful conduct of the
presidential election.
He urged any 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.
The statement read in part, “The
President believes that the growing
culture of free, fair and credible
elections in Africa as witnessed in recent
polls in Nigeria, Benin Republic, Togo and
other countries bodes well for political
stability and faster development on the
“He therefore urges 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.”

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