Ekiti poll: Accept defeat in good faith if you lose, Atiku tells APC


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Former Vice President  Atiku Abubakar  on Monday called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State to  accept defeat in good faith  if it  loses the July 14 governorship election.

Atiku, who  visited Gov. Ayo Fayose in Ado Ekiti, said losing an  election to a rival party should be seen in the light of the concession to defeat by former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Atiku was accompanied by the members of the PDP Governorship Campaign Council.

The former vice president  also expressed satisfaction with the level of  preparedness of  the PDP   for the election.

“We are satisfied that the Peoples Democratic Party  is prepared for this election.

“ We hope that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will accept the outcome of the election.

“ They should be democratic for the first time.

”  We have seen how democratic they are, but for the first time in 2015,  we have  the opposition party taking over from the ruling party, we expect them to do the same,’’ Atiku  said.

Fayose, in his remarks, said the PDP was ready for the election, vowing that the people of the state would defend their votes.

” They (PDP leaders) are here because they know that PDP has won this election. Everyone is on the same page with us.

“We are looking forward to observers from all over the world because I am the voice they want to suppress. We are prepared for the election and we are going to win,’’  he said.

Among those in Atiku’s delegation were Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, former Senate President, David Mark, former Kano State governor, Ibrahim Shekarau,   former governor of Ogun, Gbenga Daniel,  and Sen. Eyinnaya Abaribe.  (NAN)

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