PRESIDENT JONATHAN CONGRATULATES FRENCH PRESIDENT-ELECT*
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has congratulated Francois Hollande, the President-elect of France on his victory in Sunday’s run-off presidential elections and also salutes the people of France on the success of the elections which he describes as not only a triumph of democracy but also a clear testimony to the maturity and age-long tradition of democracy in France.
In a statement by the President Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, the President said he looks forward to working with Mr. Hollande and his incoming government to further strengthen the cordial and mutually-beneficial relations between Nigeria and France.
“The President expects that under Mr. Hollande’s leadership, France will remain a strong supporter of global action to promote democracy, good governance and rapid socio-economic development in Africa,” Abati said.
As he prepares to formally assume office in a few days’ time, President Jonathan assures Mr. Hollande that Nigeria will continue to work with France in the quest for peace, political stability and prosperity in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the rest of Africa and other under-developed nations of the world,” the spokesman added.