President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on Tuesday evening conceded defeat and congratulated the Presidential candidate of the opposition party, General Muhammed Buhari (rtd), reports ITRealms.
According to ITRealms resource, President Jonathan extended his congratulation via a telephone conversation at 5:50pm, analysts said the immediacy with which President Jonathan conceded was to avert any form of violence in the country.
ITRealms recalls that Jonathan was the Presidential candidate of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) while Gen. Buhari stood in for the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the March 28, 2015 Presidential elections held across Nigeria, the most populous black nation.
Although ITRealms gathered that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is yet to declare any of the 14 presidential candidates a winner based on the final result, at the time of filing this report, political and public analysts alluded the conceding by President Jonathan to the fact that most of the results up to 30 states out of the 36 states have been released by the INEC State Collation Officers, who are mainly Vice Chancellors of various universities in the country.
Also, analysts posited, President Jonathan is living out his words that no Nigerian blood is worth his political ambition, hence, he quickly conceded to avert any political upheavals.
Political commentators have started already to also eulogise President Jonathan for conceding, saying that is the mark of a good leader, even as it could be read that Nigerians have conducted themselves during the 2015 elections.
ITRealms reports that with this action by Mr. President, has not silenced any form of rejection of the electoral results, which lured its presence earlier in the day when PDP stalwart, Mr. Godsdey Orubebe openly challenged the INEC leadership on allegation of favouritism and ethnically bias in support of APC.
Also, the president-elect, General Buhari has called on his supporters to see the outcome of the election as victory for all Nigerians.
Speaking through the APC publicity secretary, Alhaji Lia Mohammed, urged supporters to remain calm and peaceful, warning they must not destroy properties or lives, especially those belonging to the PDP supporters.
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