- An APC chieftain in Delta, Jonathan Orughoh, has advised Atiku Abubakar to accept defeat
- Orughoh made the call in Warri while reacting to Atiku's insistence on challenging President Buhari's victory
- According to the APC chieftain, he was surprised that Atiku was infuriated by the votes garnered by the president in Kano state
The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta state has urged the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recently held presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to toe the soft path and humbly accept defeat.
Legit.ng had reported that Atiku lost to President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 presidential poll.
The INEC chairman, Yajubu Mahmood, announced that Buhari of the APC scored 15,191,847 votes to defeat Atiku of the PDP who polled 11,262,978.
Atiku had, however, rejected the result of the election, and headed to tribunal to challenge President Buhari's victory.
Speaking on the development, APC chieftain in Delta state, Comrade Durice Jonathan Orughoh, admonished Atiku to swallow the humble pie as a good statesman, Vanguard reports.
Orughon, who spoke in Warri on Tuesday, March 26, said he was surprised that Atiku was infuriated by the votes garnered by the president in Kano state.
He added that since Atiku also got the same massive votes from Delta state, there should not have been a ruse in the first place.
He said: "Though the APC lost in Delta state, the party will come out stronger in 2023 to uproot the ruling PDP because Delta state cannot afford to remain in opposition to the centre."
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Meanwhile, the APC had petitioned the Department of State Services and Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu to investigate the PDP and Atiku, for allegedly hacking into server of the INEC.
Legit.ng on Monday, March 25, obtained this in a statement signed by Festus Keyamo (SAN), spokesman of the APC presidential campaign council.
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