Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (Rtd), has urged Atiku Abubakar to concede defeat following his loss in the last presidential election.
DAILY POST reports that President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated Atiku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after polling 15,191,847 votes as against Atiku’s 11, 262,978 votes with a victory margin of 3,928,869 votes.
In a statement he signed on Saturday, IBB said he was particularly impressed with the gallant and audacious spirit of the main challenger in the presidential race.
He noted: “I was not surprised that even though he lost the most exotic position of the land, his doggedness and pattern of support cut across ethnic, religious and regional lines that earned him the second position of the last Presidential election.
“I call on the former Vice–President Atiku Abubakar to close ranks and work with the winner of the election in an objective and constructive manner so that democracy will continue to thrive in our country at this crucial period of renaissance.
“I urged him also to endeavour and prevail on his admirers to eschew bitterness and violence. They must be prevailed upon to understand that politics is a game in which there must be only one winner.
“I pray that the Almighty Allah will continue to guide our democratic steps for peace and progress in our country.”
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