Jonathan congratulates Egyptian president-elect

Jonathan congratulates Egyptian president-elect

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has congratulated Dr. Mohamed Morsi on his emergence as Egypt’s President–Elect following the country’s recent run-off presidential election.

In a congratulatory message to Dr. Morsi, President Jonathan described his victory in the elections as well deserved, noting that the elections were an important milestone in the history of modern Egypt.

“I write to offer my warmest congratulations on your election as President of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The election in which you triumphed – the culmination of a long process of political transition – marked an important milestone in the history of modern Egypt.

“Your success in the keenly contested election is well deserved and is a just reward for your tenacity, courage and vision. It is not just an important victory for democracy but for the resilience of millions of your compatriots who have over the years, especially in the past one year, sacrificed so much for democracy in their country.

“As you prepare to assume the mantle of leadership, I extend my hand of fellowship in the expectation that we will work together to strengthen, even further, the strong bonds of friendship and solidarity between our two countries and peoples,” President Jonathan wrote.

He wished Dr. Morsi continued good health and a successful tenure.

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