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FG tells Obi, Atiku: Accept defeat at presidential election



FG tells Obi, Atiku: Accept defeat at presidential election

Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Peter Obi of the Labour Party have been urged by Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, to cease complaining about the 2023 presidential election and accept the loss of the election they terribly lost.

The opposition parties both lost the election, according to Mohammed, because of arrogance and complacency.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by his Special Assistant (Media), Segun Adeyemi, the Minister said, “Mr President’s analysis on the reasons for the opposition’s loss in the 2023 elections was incontrovertible.


“President Buhari deserves nothing but accolades for delivering undoubtedly the best election in Nigeria’s history, adding that the tempestuous but predictable reaction to the President’s comments by the opposition has shown them for what they are: shameless sore losers.

”President Muhammadu Buhari lived up to his billing by delivering a free, fair, and credible election, and his legacy is assured. The President would rather lose his state and many of his party’s strongholds than tamper with the fidelity of the election, and that is why he provided a level playing field for all parties,” Mohammed added.

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However, he emphasised that the opposition’s overconfidence leading up to the election was partly caused by the barrage of social media propaganda and faulty and purchased opinion polls, which were ostensibly intended to deceive their foreign backers and a portion of the international media into uncritically reporting that they were coasting to victory when in fact they were heading into the ravine of defeat.


The minister added that Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress candidate for president, won the election legitimately, receiving more votes than the 25% threshold required by the constitution in at least two-thirds of all the states in the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

“Going by the results, none of the opposition parties met any of the conditions stipulated for winning the presidential election. They didn’t even come close, in spite of their pre-election grandstanding.

”They (opposition) keep leaning on some international observers to justify their fraudulent claim that the election was rigged.”

Continuing, Mohammed said, “They conveniently forgot what Ambassador Johnnie Carson, the revered US diplomat who co-led the National Democratic Institute and International Republican Institute International Election Observation Mission to Nigeria said that the APC candidate undoubtedly won the polls.

”They also forgot that the African Union Election Observation Mission to Nigeria said the atmosphere was generally calm and peaceful in 95% of the polling units visited,” he said, adding that it is on the strength of these reports that many nations, including the US and the UK, wasted no time in congratulating the victorious APC presidential candidate.”






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