Doyin Okupe, the senior exceptional associate on open issues to President Goodluck Jonathan, has praised President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, and his party, the All Progressives Congress, over their triumph in Saturday’s presidential race.
In an announcement posted on his Facebook page, Mr. Okupe said Mr. Buhari’s triumph is the will of God. He likewise said his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, would come back to power soon.
See his statement bellow.
“It has pleased the Almighty God to give victory to General Muhammedu Buhari, the Presidential candidate of the APC and the President elect.
“We accept this as the Will of God and I personally congratulate the General for his success.
“We have ran a good race and fought a gallant battle.
“We are bowed but not cowed.
“We lost the crown but we gained a trophy.
“The PDP family must not despair;
“If it took General Buhari 30 years to come back to power, it should take us much less.
“For the opportunities we have had we give God All the Glory.
“To millions of our supporters we say thanks
“To those who are our adversaries, the battle has been fought, and it has been won & lost
“The strife is over for the next four years ONLY.
“We rejoice with APC and the people of Nigeria on the progress we have jointly made in our democratic journey.
“For our democracy to endure it is important that the winner clearly emerges while the loser concedes with equanimity.
“Certainly we will be back. We will overcome this defeat and rise again to power and glory
“In a twinkle of an eye.
“God bless Nigeria.”