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Jonathan Commends Peaceful election, Smooth Transition in Malawi

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Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan has commended the government and people of Malawi for peace that pervaded the period of the elections, court processes and the just concluded smooth transition.

His Excellency Dr Lazarus Chakwera defeated his predecessor and immediate past President, His Excellency Peter Mutharika to emerge President.

Jonathan who gave the commendation on his facebook page, said he is of the believe that the enormous goodwill and credibility His Excellency, Dr Lazarus Chakwera already enjoys among his compatriots will strengthen his hand as he settles down to the task of walking his talk of leading his people to prosperity and greatness.

In his words, Jonathan said:

“This week, democracy in Malawi turned the corner with the inauguration of the country’s new President, His Excellency Dr Lazarus Chakwera.

“President Chakwera had last week recorded a historic victory over his predecessor and immediate past President, His Excellency Peter Mutharika, in a court-ordered re-run.

“The peace that pervaded the period of the elections, court processes and the just concluded smooth transition is a huge endorsement for the growth of democracy in Africa.

“President Chekwera has begun well with his promise, in his inspiring inaugural address, to serve as a uniting force for the people of his country.

“I believe that the enormous goodwill and credibility he already enjoys among his compatriots will strengthen his hand as he settles down to the task of walking his talk of leading his people to prosperity and greatness.

“I congratulate him and the good people of Malawi for this significant milestone.
GEJ

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