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President Jonathan Congratulates Francois Hollande
Nigerian President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has sent his congratulatory message to Francois Hollande, the President-elect of France on his victory in Sunday’s run-off presidential elections, affirming that Nigeria will be willing to work with the new French administration.
Francois Hollandeon, a socialist, defeated Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday.
Jonathan, who issued a congratulatory message through his special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, congratulated the people of France on the success of the elections, describing the outcome as a victory for democracy and a testimony on the maturity of French politics.
The President expressed his willingness to work with Mr. Hollande and his incoming government to ensure continual cordial and mutually-beneficial relationship between the two countries.
President Jonathan appealed to the newly elected president to remain a strong supporter of global action in order to promote democracy, good governance and economic growth in Africa.
President Jonathan had assured Hollande that his government and the people of Nigeria would support his government in the most positive way, and wished the president a successful tenure in office.