President Goodluck  Jonathan has congratulated President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone on his re-election and swearing-in for another five-year term.

In a congratulatory message signed by presidential spokesman, Dr Reuben Abati, President Jonathan welcomed President Koroma’s victory with close to 60 per cent of the votes cast in the November 17 presidential elections which was keenly contested by eight other candidates as an affirmation of the trust and confidence the people of Sierra Leone have in his capable leadership.

He urged Sierra Leoneans to join hands with President Koroma in moving their country forward to an era of democratic consolidation, peace, political stability and rapid socio-economic development.

President Jonathan assured President Koroma and the brotherly people of Sierra Leone that they can continue to count on the support, assistance and solidarity of Nigeria as they go on with the urgent task of rebuilding their nation after years of conflict.

He wished President Koroma a “very successful second term in office and prays that God Almighty will grant him continued good health and divine guidance to lead his nation forward to a brighter future for all of its people”.