The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has counseled President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, to stop whining over their “rejection” in the presidential election and accept the verdict of the people.
According to PDP, the APC and agents of the Buhari Presidency were shocked by the defeat and thus plotting to discredit the votes which the party insisted Nigerians freely delivered to its candidate, Atiku Abubakar at their polling units.
The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan said this in a statement on Saturday night, adding that part of alleged plot is to trigger mayhem and burn down Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices in order to destroy all evidence of poll results.
The statement reads in part: “The PDP reminds President Buhari and the APC that the polling unit is the foundation of the election and all our agents and supporters already have the results in all the polling centers and voting points across the country.
“As such, our party is holding strongly to our results as already delivered by the people at the polling units and such cannot be altered.
“The PDP, therefore, counsels President Buhari and his APC to respect the will of the people and accept the verdict of the election. It is not for President Buhari to direct his campaign spokesperson to tell Nigerians that no party should rejoice.
“For us in the PDP, we already have the figures and we are aware that Nigerians in their resolve and consensus have settled their votes in favour of the people’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as the next President of our country.
“President Buhari should be prepared to take his defeat in good faith. After all, he will not be the first sitting President to lose in an election”.
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