- Jonathan congratulates President-elect Emmanuel Macron and the French nation that stood by Nigeria during his time in office
- Emmanuel Macron becomes French youngest president after Napoleon Bonaparte
- Macron secured a strong lead over Front National leader Marine Le Pen to become French new president
Former president Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated French president-elect Emmanuel Macron on his emphatic victory against Marine Le Pen in the nation’s presidential run-off.
In a message posted on his Facebook page, Jonathan said: "As a democrat who believes in one man one vote, one woman one vote and one youth one vote as the ultimate means of attaining political power, I congratulate the French nation, that stood by Nigeria during my time in office, for the successful determination of their Presidential election.
“I also congratulate the man of destiny, Emmanuel Macron, for his victory. May God grant him wisdom to lead a nation that has shown herself to be a bastion of liberty and freedom over the ages. Vive le Nigeria et la France.”
Macron on Sunday, May 7, secured a strong lead over Front National leader Marine Le Pen to become French new president
The 39-year-old former investment banker, who served for two years as economy minister but has never previously held elected office, will now become France's youngest president as he is a year younger than Napoleon Bonaparte when he took power in 1804.
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