Vanguard (Lagos)

25 November 2012

Sierra Leone: Jonathan Congratulates Koroma On Re-Election As Sierra-Leone's President

Abuja — President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday congratulated President Ernest Bai Koroma on his re-election for another five-year term at the helm of his country's affairs.

The congratulatory message is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Senior Adviser on Media to the President, Dr Reuben Abati.

It stated that President Jonathan and Nigeria welcomed President Koroma's victory with close to 60 per cent of the votes cast in the Nov. 17 presidential elections.

According to the statement, the election, which was keenly contested by eight other candidates, was an affirmation of the trust and confidence the people of Sierra Leone have in his capable leadership.

The statement quoted Jonathan as urging all Sierra Leoneans to join hands with Koroma in moving their country forward to an era of democratic consolidation, peace, political stability and rapid socio-economic development.

"Jonathan assures Koroma and the people of Sierra Leone that they can continue to count on the support, assistance and solidarity of Nigeria."

Jonathan wished Koroma a successful second term in office and prayed God to grant him continued good health and divine guidance to lead his nation forward to a brighter future.

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