Archbishop of Abuja commends Jonathan over free, fair elections

The cleric added that winners should not use the opportunity to oppress the losers, adding that Nigeria would remain one, whether Nigerians liked it or not

Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan

Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, has advised that losers should learn to accept defeat and winners shouldn't use this opportunity to oppress the losers.

Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, Onaiyekan also advised politicians to learn a lesson that a political content must have winners and losers.

The cleric added that winners should not use the opportunity to oppress the losers, adding that Nigeria would remain one, whether Nigerians liked it or not.

"Nigerians should take a queue and learn a lesson that a political content must have winners and losers," he said.

Cardinal Onaiyekan, a member of the National Peace Committee, said the committee visited the State House to congratulate President Goodluck Jonathan for his “statesmanship” at the just-concluded election.

The committee also congratulated Jonathan for his good conduct and for conceding defeat.

"I am in the company of other members of the National Peace Committee; we went to greet and to thank Jonathan for conducting free, fair and acceptable elections.

"We also congratulated him for the conduct free, fair elections, the security and for conceding defeat,’’ Onaiyekan said.

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