APC says the peaceful conduct of the Edo governorship election and its outcome are a victory for Nigeria’s democracy
Although the All Progressives Congress (APC) lost Saturday’s governorship election, it has congratulated the victor, Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Chairman of the APC National Caretaker Committee, Mala Buni, says that the peaceful conduct of the election and its outcome represents a victory for Nigeria’s democracy.
He said this in a statement issued in Damaturu, Yobe State, on Monday, adding that the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari remained committed to free and fair elections.
This, he said, was critical to strengthening the foundation of the country’s political and moral authority.
Mr Buni’s statement was released hours after he and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
The officials did not disclose details of their discussion with the president but they are believed to have discussed the Edo election.
President Buhari had earlier commended the election and pledged commitment to free and fair elections.
Mr Buni, who is also the Governor of Yobe State, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies, and all political parties that contested the election for the successful conduct of the exercise.
He also commended the APC candidate at the election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for his tenacity and leadership qualities.
This is actually how election supposed to be, if you are contesting you should know that it is either you win or lose. If you win, you celebrate, but if you lose, you endure and congratulate the winner.