Goodluck Jonathan ‘I understand how hard it was for Hillary Clinton to concede defeat,’ Ex-president says

Jonathan saluted Hillary Clinton for conceding defeat, adding that it takes a great self-sacrifice to do so.

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Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan delivers a speech in Lagos on February 19, 2015

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Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated US President-elect, Donald Trump on his election victory.

Jonathan also saluted Hillary Clinton for conceding defeat, adding that it takes a great self-sacrifice to do so.

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Hillary Clinton and US-president elect Donald Trump

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“I congratulate President-elect Donald Trump. I also salute Mrs Clinton for conceding. Having done this, I know it takes great self-sacrifice,” he wrote via Twitter on Wednesdays, November 9.

 

Jonathan had conceded defeat to President Muhammadu Buhari after losing the 2015 Presidential elections.

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Trump shocked the world on Wednesday when he emerged winner after defeating Clinton who conceded defeat via a phone call soon after the results became conclusive.

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