President Goodluck Jonathan says that the election that brought in Muhammadu Buhari as president-elect may not have been totally credible, and that the “PDP couldn’t have gotten those kinds of scores”, attributed to the party in some areas.
He said he conceded defeat and called Buhari on behalf of all members of the party, because he wanted to put Nigeria first before any other thing.
He said, “If you look at the result, the difference is just 2.5 million votes and if you look at the areas where it is perceived that PDP scored so low, PDP couldn’t have gotten those kinds of scores but the elections are over, the country first.”
According to him, despite losing the presidential, the PDP still remains a formidable party, even as he called on PDP members to come together to build a stronger party that would regain power in future elections.
He spoke at the Presidential Villa while receiving the PDP Presidential Campaign Organization’s (PCO) report from its Director General, Ahmadu Ali.
Jonathan also noted that the PDP members who ran to the APC soon after he lost the presidential election may not find a bed of roses waiting for them. In fact they are likely to return to their former party out of hunger.
He noted that the APC would first of all take care of its own, before looking the way of the defector, and that “food” may have finished before it gets to the turn of the defectors to eat.
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