By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has urged the presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his party to accept the outcome of the 2019 presidential election in good faith and support the in-coming administration in the onerous task of nation-building.
Abubakar said, “Democracy is about the will of the Almighty as expressed by voters through the ballot box. I therefore urge the opposition to accept defeat and support the newly re-elected president since there is another chance to contest in future.”
The governor in a statement by his press secretary, Abubakar Al-Sadique, said, “We thank the Almighty Allah for the peaceful way in which the elections were conducted. President Buhari means well for this nation and this year’s presidential election is a vote of confidence in the change agenda of the All Progressives Congress (APC)”.
According to him, the election confirms that both the President and indeed the nation are on the right course of national rebirth, and reassured President Buhari of the unalloyed loyalty and support of people and government of Bauchi state as he moves the nation to the next level.
Abubakar also urged party supporters especially the youth to be extra careful in celebrating the victory to guard against untoward outcomes, and appealed to party faithful to come out en-masse to vote in the APC candidates in the forthcoming gubernatorial and state assembly elections slated for March 9, 2019.