Presidential Election: Okorocha tells Atiku what to do after losing election

Governor Rochas Okorocha  of Imo State has asked the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded election, Atiku Abubakar, to show the spirit of sportsmanship and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking to journalists in Owerri, the state capital, the governor stated that wisdom calls for Atiku to congratulate the President on his re-election victory.

Okorocha said: “Wisdom calls for the PDP candidate to congratulate him (Buhari), to show appreciation because when you don’t do that, people will begin to think that you are doing this for selfish reasons.

“Nigeria is bigger than all of us, leaders must learn to make sacrifices where possible, not to their own comfort but to the comfort of the nation. That is what leadership is all about.

“Buhari will leave in 2023 and I believe he will make his marks. I ask all Nigerians to support him.”

Okorocha’s comment comes a few hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the winner of the presidential election.

Buhari defeated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to emerge winner in the keenly contested poll.

Announcing the final results of the election on Wednesday, Yakubu said Buhari polled a total of 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival, who polled 11,262,978.

From start, Buhari proved to be the man to beat, leading all other candidates and ending with a wide margin of almost four million votes ahead of Atiku, and drawing his largest block of votes from the core Northern states.

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