Former President Goodluck Jonathan has asked Nigerians to move on and accept the ruling of the Supreme Court affirming the election of President Bola Tinubu. Jonathan said this on Friday, October 27 while speaking to State House correspondents after meeting with President Tinubu,
“There are certain things we discussed so that the country must move forward. Elections are over, we must move forward. 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.”
He said the visit which came hours after the Supreme Court verdict, afforded him the opportunity to congratulate the President over Thursday’s judgment. 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 Presidents 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.