The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, to stop whining over their rejection in the Presidential election, and quietly accept the will of the people.
This was made known by the PDP National Spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Press statement, which was sent to Post-Nigeria.
This statement reads in full:
The PDP alerts Nigerians that the APC and agents of the Buhari Presidency, being bewildered by defeat, are now plotting to discredit the votes which Nigerians freely delivered to the peoples Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at their polling units.
Part of this plot is to trigger mayhem and burn down INEC Offices, in order to claim that all evidence of our winning the votes have been destroyed.
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.
The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reacted to the elections, which held in many parts of the country.
In a statement by its Spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP blamed Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the violence.
Read the full PDP statement below:
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alerts all Nigerians and the international community, to note how the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been killing innocent Nigerians, snatching and burning ballot boxes in today’s Presidential election.
The party, however, says that nothing can break the will of the people in their determination to stand till the end, in voting out the incompetent, corrupt and oppressive APC administration.
The unleashing of violence is the major part of the script by the APC to intimidate Nigerians and disrupt the election, in their bid to enforce the now failed President Buhari’s self-succession plot.
President Buhari and the APC Leadership, must know that they are directly responsible for the killings in Rivers State, the violent snatching of ballot boxes, and burning of electoral materials in Lagos and various other States, where compromised Security Agents were used to directly interfere in the electoral process.
In Lagos State, the world watched in amazement, as Security Agents aided APC thugs to invade polling centres, disrupt electoral process, manhandle voters, destroy and burnt electoral materials, including ballot papers and boxes.
In Rivers State, voters were shot and killed by agents of the APC, in their desperation to manipulate the elections.
Our party is compiling a list of all infractions and the killings, as well as securing the identities of all individuals who played roles in these the atrocities.
The PDP deeply salutes the resilience, courage and sacrifices by Nigerians, across the board, in resisting the Buhari’s anti-democratic forces, and insisting that their votes must count, against all odds.
Nigerians across the country are exceptionally upbeat in their resolution to vote out this incompetent, divisive, vengeful, violent prone, and corrupt APC administration, despite the machinations of the Buhari Presidency
This election has shown President Buhari and in particular, certain individuals in Lagos State, who thought that they were emperors, that the will of the people is bigger than them. The APC turned the election into a war, but Nigerians have shown that nobody can suppress their resilient spirit.
The PDP, therefore, calls on INEC, to ensure that all votes count, as Nigerians are following all the figures from the polling units. Having come thus far, and after making huge sacrifices, Nigerians will never accept any result that does not reflect the reality of their already expressed wishes and aspiration at the polls.