Fayose changes gear; urges Nigerians to accept vote result

Fayose changes gear; urges Nigerians to accept vote result

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 5:19 pm

•Ayo Fayose: changes political stance

•Ayo Fayose: changes political stance

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Southwestern Nigeria on Tuesday evening accepted the defeat of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the presidential election as he urged Nigerians to accept the result.

Fayose who has led a hate- campaign against General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress seems to have retraced his steps.

From the results so far released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was leading President Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP by about 2.9 million votes.

So far, 34 results had been released.

Fayose was one of his party chieftains who released various statements and sponsored various advertisements denigrating the APC and its candidate even when his party said he was on his own.

But as the results kept pouring in and showing Buhari in clear lead, Fayose pleaded with Nigerians to take the result in good faith.

“The election result is the will of God and Nigerians , and all lovers of peace, progress and development of Nigeria must accept it,” he said.

Governor Fayose, in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, hailed the resilience and commitment of President Goodluck Jonathan and General Mohammadu Buhari.

The governor said the election results should not be seen as victory or loss for any political party, adding that “to me, Nigerians and democracy won.”

He praised Nigerians for believing in the democratic process.

“By this election, Nigerians have shown that democracy has come to stay in the country. I salute Nigerians, especially the great people of Ekiti State.

“I salute President Jonathan for laying the most solid foundation for democracy in Nigeria. And I salute Major General Buhari for being a resilient and dogged fighter.

“I urge Nigerians, irrespective of their ethic, religious and political affiliation to respect the outcome of the election in the interest of peace, progress and development of the country.

“Nigeria as a country is greater than any individual or group and it is my plea that no one should do anything to rock the boat of peace in the country,” the governor said.

*Reported by P.M.NEWS

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