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Nigeria Elected Into UN Security Council…Jonathan Hails election

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan

The African Examiner,

President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed happiness over Nigeria’s election in to UN Security Council non-permanent seat adding that it’s a representation of the country’s contribution to global peace.

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria was elected into the seat on Thursday at the United Nations with a total of 186 out of a possible 193 votes.

A statement issued by the presidential spokemean, Dr Reuben Abati says the election was endorsement of Nigeria’s  leading role in both Africa and global peace.

The statement partly reads:

“The President believes that today’s endorsement of Nigeria’s candidature for the Security Council seat by the vast majority of member-countries is a glowing expression of support and encouragement for Nigeria’s active participation in the promotion of  peace, security and political stability in Africa and other parts of the world.

“This is the fourth time since it became independent in 1960 that Nigeria is being elected to the UN Security Council. It is also the second time (2010-2011 and 2014-2015) that Nigeria will be elected to the Council under the Jonathan Presidency.

“The President is particularly delighted by this historic victory and assures the global community that Nigeria, under his leadership, will continue to make very significant contributions towards the achievement and sustenance of global peace and security.”

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