With just one more state to go – that is Borno - APC candidate Rtd General Muhammadu Buhari is in the lead with a margin of almost 2Million. Since initial reports say Borno massively voted APC, it is safe to say that all roads lead to a new president come May 29, less than 2 months from today!
As news filtered out that the incumbent president, Goodluck Jonathan has called Buhari already to congratulate him, other PDP supporters have also toed the same line. Governor Fayose urged Nigerians to respect the outcome of the elections. On the APC side, Atiku Abubakar congratulated Buhari, but also thanked President Goodluck. Check out their statements below...
Governor Fayose, in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, commended both President Goodluck Jonathan and General Mohammadu Buhari (Rtd) and said the results should be accepted by all. He said;
“The election result is the will of God and Nigerians and all lovers of peace, progress and development of Nigeria must accept it. The election result is the will of God and Nigerians , and all lovers of peace, progress and development of Nigeria must accept it.
To me, Nigerians and democracy won. By this election, Nigerians have shown that Democracy has come to stay in the country.
I salute Nigerians, especially the great people of Ekiti State. I salute President Jonathan for laying the most solid foundation for democracy in Nigeria. And I salute Major General Buhari for being a resilience and dogged fighter.
I urge Nigerians, irrespective of their ethnic, religious and political affiliation to respect the outcome of the election in the interest of peace, progress and development of the country.
Nigeria as a country is greater than any individual or group and it is my plea that no one should do anything to rock the boat of peace in the country.”
Atiku Abubakar has also congratulated Rtd Gen. Buhari on his victory, and thanked President Goodluck Jonathan for the peaceful elections. The former Vice President shared the congratulatory message to Buhari on Facebook.