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Elections Are Over, We Must Move Forward – Jonathan Says After Visiting Tinubu

“There are certain things we discussed so that the country must move forward. Elections are over, we must move forward."


Former President Goodluck Jonathan and President Bola Tinubu during Jonathan’s visit to the President on Friday, 27 October, 2023.

 

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says following the Supreme Court’s validation of President Bola Tinubu’s electoral victory, Nigeria must move forward.

The ex-president stated this while briefing journalists at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa after meeting with Tinubu.

“There are certain things we discussed so that the country must move forward. Elections are over, we must move forward,” Jonathan said.

“Yes, we have challenges economically now, we still have all it takes to lead. These are some of the issues I will continue to have a conversation with Mr President, including briefing him on all my foreign programmes because they are not personal issues.”

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He said the visit which came hours after the Supreme Court verdict, afforded him the opportunity to congratulate the President over Thursday’s judgment.

Former President Jonathan during his visit to President Tinubu on Friday, October 27, 2023.

According to him, there is a need to end the tension and move forward together as Africa’s most populous nation.

Jonathan called on all political leaders, including former President to eschew bitterness and work together in harmony for the country’s overall good.

The former president also said his visit was to inform Tinubu of some of his recent foreign engagements as well as some sundry issues affecting the country.

“Traditionally, if a former president goes outside the country for this continental, regional or international, they come home and tell the President. That is the tradition. Most of the time, when you see me here, it is because of this thing we must do to move Nigeria, ECOWAS, and the African continent forward,” he added.