- APC has said that President Muhammadu Buhari would accept defeat if he loses Saturday, February 23, presidential election
- The deputy director general of PCC, Waziri Bulama, said the president would congratulate anybody who wins if he is defeated
- Bulama, however, said Nigerians would keep fate with the president and with APC at the polls
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) has said that if President Muhammadu Buhari loses on Saturday, February 23, he would congratulate anybody who emerges as winner in a free, fair and credible polls.
Leadership reports that the campaign council, also said that the president would thank Nigerians for the support given and for coming out to vote in the election.
Legit.ng gathered that the deputy director general of PCC, Waziri Bulama, who stated this, however, said that the campaign council had carried out an extensive campaign and there was no how APC would lose the election, adding that Nigerians would keep fate with the president and with APC in this election.
Bulama said it is pertinent for the campaign council to thank the APC supporters and volunteers who carried out the campaign free of violence.
He said minimal or insignificant violence was recorded with APC supporters, adding that this was possible because of the charge given to them by the president on the campaign council inauguration day that he would not accept a violent campaign.
Asked what would be the reaction of the president should he lose, the presidential campaign council deputy director general said: “The outcome of this election, if free, fair and credible would be accepted by President Muhammad Buhari and by the party.
“If we win, which is very, very likely we will congratulate Nigerians for having participated in a free, fair and peaceful election. That is number one.
''Number two, we are not even going to celebrate or over celebrate because an election success of President Muhammadu Buhari is another burden on him and this man would want to do more than he has done.
“So, we will humbly thank Nigerians for given us their votes for another four years to build on what we have done.
''But in the event Nigerians decided, in a free, fair and credible election to give their votes to another person, President Muhammadu Buhari will still thank Nigerians and will call the person that eventually won the election and congratulate him.”
Assessing the campaign and the campaign council, Bulama said, “You know Nigeria is a very great and vast country – nearly 200 million people. “In this campaign, we have done our very best to reach out to all Nigerians to mobilize, to energize, to sensitise them to come out and participate in the elections.
“We went out campaigning in two fronts. Number one message was to persuade Nigerians as a sitting government that wants to see democracy consolidated, to see democracy grow and institutions work and see Nigerians having trust in the system.
“Number two to persuade Nigerians to appreciate the modest effort our leader, President Buhari and our party are doing in addressing issues of insecurity, issues of corruption and impunity and the growth of Nigerian economy.
“We have carried out an issue based campaign, we have carried out a decent and respectful campaign, we have reached out to all Nigerians within the time of campaigns.
''All our leaders from the President to the vice president, governor’s, senators and their wives were all involved. They were all out in the field meeting people and persuading them in these two areas.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that barely two days to the presidential and the National Assembly elections slated to hold on Saturday, February 23, twelve presidential candidates expressed their support for President Muhammadu Buhari.
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