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PDP national chairman reacts to Ekiti election results

PDP national chairman reacts to Ekiti election results

- Uche Secondus has called for calm after PDP lost the gubernatorial election in Ekiti state

- Secondus said he is sure the result of the poll won't hold 'the test of the Almighty'

- He called for peace and urged party members to wait for the rule of law

National chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, on Sunday, July 15, urged Nigerians who believe in democracy not to be deterred by the outcome of Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti.

Secondus, in a statement by his special adviser on media, Ike Abonyi, on Sunday in Abuja, said the result of the poll would not stand the test of the Almighty.

He said that what was needed was patience, adding that “justice has the stamina to go all the way to the destination while injustice cannot”.

The chairman appreciated Nigerians, particularly those who stood by the party during the struggle for Ekiti and assured them that justice would prevail. He said that PDP knew from inception that rescuing Nigeria from anti-democratic forces was not going to be easy.

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He, however, said that the party remained emboldened by the fact that Nigerians had resolved to stop the circle of bad governance, violence and bloodletting in the country.

“What I want to assure Nigerians and other lovers of democracy and rule of law is that PDP and its partners are undaunted and will not look back until this country is rescued.’’

Secondus also appreciated the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) for its support and determination to rescue Nigeria.

“The signs are there both in the spirit and physical world that God has decided to rescue Nigeria and the journey has since begun; what we need is patience and steadfastness," he said.

Secondus added that what was clear was that “those on the side of the people laugh last, and indeed, they laugh best”.

He advised all PDP supporters, particularly in Ekiti, to eschew violence and wait for the rule of law, which according to him, will surely prevail.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that YIAGA Africa, a non-governmental organisation promoting democracy, constitutionalism and youth participation in Africa has released details of statistics it accessed and collated at the just concluded governorship election in Ekiti state.

Disclosing this to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday, July 15, executive director of YIAGA, Samson Itodo said the organisation under its Watching The Vote (WTV) project had deployed 250 observers to sampled polling units across the state.

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