The Presidency has backed the endorsement of 2019 Presidential Elections as free, fair and credible by 60 presidential candidates and chairmen of their parties, begging PDP to accept defeat with maturity.
As per a statement from the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, the Presidency reacted to the press conference of the Joint Forum of the candidates.
Shehu revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari would work on the Electoral Act as the candidates advised.
His words, ”We are encouraged by the patriotism of the Presidential Candidates expressed in clear and matured language.
”We are convinced that, regardless of our different political persuasions we can work together to improve electoral integrity in Nigeria.”
”Presidency is in agreement with the Joint Forum that despite the temporary setbacks experienced at the beginning, INEC managed to produce an election in which the voice of the ordinary people counted.
”Democracy is founded on the will of the people and INEC did well to ensure this outcome was achieved in the 2019 elections.”
“The success of democracy does not only depend on electoral laws, but also on behaviour, character and attitude of politicians.”
“Do-or-die politics is a threat to the success of electoral laws and democracy. And you don’t need to kill in order to serve the people.”