Former President Goodluck Jonathan has spoken on the emergence of Julius Maada Bio as the new President of Sierra Leone.
Bio, who contested as the candidate of Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), clinched victory by winning 51.81 percent of the votes in the March 31 run-off while Samura Kamara of the All People’s Congress (APC) won 48.19 percent.
Jonathan, in a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, described Bio’s victory as a demonstration of his people’s trust in his abilities.
Jonathan urged the new President to work for the benefit of all.
He said: “I congratulate you on your election victory and convey my best wishes, as you assume responsibilities of the Office of the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone.
“Through you, I also congratulate the people of Sierra Leone for going through this phase of their political life, peacefully.
“Your historic triumph at the polls is a clear demonstration of the trust Sierra Leoneans has placed in you and in your abilities to make their lives better and lift your great country to the next level.
“I urge you to adopt the principle of ‘no victor, no vanquished’ and see your victory and Presidency as that of all Sierra Leoneans.
“I pray that Almighty God will guide and protect you in this important assignment of leading your country to further greatness.”