‘I will govern with the fear of God’ - Jonathan
Uche Aneke, Abuja
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has pledged to govern with the fear of God, saying that God has a purpose for his emergence as leader of Nigeria at this time.
President Jonathan told the Very Reverend Justin Welby, Special Envoy, who brought a special message from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Reverend Rowan Williams to State House on Thursday, that he was committed to improving future elections in Nigeria.
He expressed appreciation to the Archbishop of Canterbury for his interest in Nigeria, especially during and after the elections.
He spoke about Nigeria’s leadership responsibility in Africa and the unfortunate post-election violence which he described as some of the challenges every nation must face on its path to nationhood.
Earlier, the Very Reverend Justin Welby said the Archbishop of Canterbury was encouraged and delighted at the extraordinary leadership which President Jonathan provided during the elections and the difficult post-election days.
He prayed for peace in Nigeria, wisdom and strength for the President in the years ahead and gave the Archbishop’s assurances of support for Nigeria in the British House of Lords, where he sits.
President Jonathan also received a special message from President Alpha Conde of Guinea Conakry.
The message was delivered by Mr. Mamadou Traore, Minister in the Presidency.