Bauchi Gov Urges Atiku, Opposition to Accept Defeat, Support Buhari

Abdullahi Abubakar

Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi

Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, has urged the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his party, PDP, to accept the outcome of the 2019 presidential election in good faith and support the in-coming administration in the onerous task of nation-building.

The governor who stated this in a statement signed by his Press Secretary, Abubakar Al-Sadique, said: “Democracy is about the will of the Almighty as expressed by voters through the ballot box. I therefore urge the opposition to accept defeat and support the newly re-elected president since there is another chance to contest in future.”

“We thank the Almighty God for the peaceful way in which the elections were conducted. President Muhammadu Buhari means well for this country and this year’s presidential election is a vote of confidence in the change agenda of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“The election confirms that both the president and indeed the country are on the right course of national rebirth. On the part of government and the people of the state, I assure President Buhari of our unalloyed loyalty and support as he moves the country to the next level.”

He also urged party supporters, especially the youths, to be extra careful in celebrating the victory in order to guard against untoward outcomes, appealing to party faithful to come out en masse to vote for the APC candidates in the forthcoming gubernatorial and state assembly elections on March 9, 2019.