- The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide on Wednesday, October 30, asked Atiku Abubakar to accept defeat
- The group said that the PDP's presidential candidate should emulate former president Goodluck Jonathan and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari
- According to the Ohanaeze group, the effort of Atiku in seeking redress through legal process should however be applauded
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide on Wednesday, October 30, called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to be like former president Goodluck Jonathan and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari.
Vanguard reports that the words of the group came shortly after Atiku suffered a legal loss at the Supreme Court ruling that upheld Buhari’s victory at the 2019 poll.
It should be noted also that the same newspaper claimed that in a statement earlier made available to them, the group said Buhari’s victory is testament to the fact that he will hand over to an Igbo candidate in 2023.
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“We appreciate the doggedness of Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of PDP in 2019, OYC urge him to emulate Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s footsteps and place a Congratulatory call and message to President Muhammadu Buhari or Vice President Yemi Osibanjo on the supreme Court Judgement on 2019 Presidential elections,” it said.
The group also appreciated the fact that Atiku explored the judicial route to reject the result of the poll, saying it shows that he has demonstrated his faith in the judiciary.
The youth group also added that with the victory of Buhari at the 2019 poll, the north will get to enjoy eight years straight tenure until 2023 wen the president will hand over to an Igbo president.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Atiku reacted to the Supreme Court judgement that finally put paid to his legal challenge against the sitting candidate of the APC.
Atiku said he accepted that the judicial choice he made in going to court has come to an end with the loss he suffered at the court.
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