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PDP Chieftain Urges Atiku and Obi to Accept Defeat Like Jonathan



Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, a prominent member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called upon his party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party to gracefully embrace the outcome of the presidential election petition tribunal.

Through a statement shared on his social media platform, Senator Murray-Bruce, hailing from Bayelsa, stressed the importance of putting the values of democracy and national unity above personal aspirations. He urged them to follow the precedent set by former President Goodluck Jonathan, emphasizing that after an election, once a victor is declared, it’s crucial to accept the will of the people, thereby safeguarding the democratic process.

Senator Murray-Bruce expressed his optimism that with the resolution of the legal uncertainties surrounding the election, Nigeria can set its sights on a brighter future. He emphasized that elections should ideally conclude with a clear winner without the need for prolonged legal battles. However, recognizing the current situation, he urged all parties involved to prioritize the greater good of the nation over their individual interests, accept the tribunal’s decision, and move forward together to advance the country.

”Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the duly elected and undisputed President of Nigeria, and this judgment should settle all questions and erase all doubts. I commend the judges of the Presidential Election Petition Court for doing a challenging job exceptionally well. It was democracy that won.

”So, I commend both the President and his challengers. Coincidentally, this verdict is coming as the President marks a hundred days in office, days that have been eventful, effective and decisive.

”And now, without this unnecessary uncertainty hanging over his head, we can expect even better days.

”Finally, I call on supporters of all the parties to this now settled case to be mindful of recent events on our continent and thus tailor their words and actions to promote the peace, progress and prosperity of Nigeria as one democratic and united nation under God.”