The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), candidate, Atiku Abubakar has been urged to follow the footsteps of former president Goodluck Jonathan and accept defeat.
Women under the auspices of the ‘Two Million Women Rally for Democracy’ hit the streets of Abuja to beg Atiku Abubakar to concede defeat and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari on winning the election.
The appeal was made during a rally held on Friday in Abuja. Mary Onuche, Convener of the group, noted that although the PDP candidate is within his constitutional right to seek redress, such disruptive and frightful atmosphere could lead to anarchy.
She said: “Fortunately for Nigeria, our democracy, though still young, has continued to evolve in ways that reassure us that things can only get better.
One such leap is the development in 2015 when the then President Jonathan called to congratulate the then winner of the presidential election, incumbent President Buhari, even before the votes’ tally was completed.
That singular act of patriotism is today hailed as the benchmark of the level of statesmanship befitting of candidates in our elections. May God bless Mr Jonathan, the hero of our modern democracy.
We therefore call on Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to emulate the statesmanship of Mr Jonathan and quit his ongoing disruptive stance on the election.”