PDP backpedals, congratulates Buhari, but…
In spite of its earlier position that it would contest the presidential election lost by its candidate, President Goodluck Jionathan, the PDP seems to be having a rethink, as it congratulated the APC candidate, Muhammadu Buhari on the victory.
National chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mua’zu Thursday in a statement congratulated Buhari for his resilience, and victory at the poll, and wished him “success in the onerous task of leading our nation once again.”
Mua’zu, a former governor of Bauchi State however, also noted in his statement, that the party noticed some irregularities in the conduct of the election, which complaints he said, would be channelled through the appropriate quarters.
He if the outcome of the election was the wishes of the people, it would respect it.
This position appears to be at variance with the views expressed by agents of the party during the collation of the votes in Abuja early this week.
One of the party’s agents, Col. Bello Fadile (retd.), had said the party would challenge the outcome of the election at the election petitions tribunal.
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