The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has referred to as on President Buhari to emulate former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Jonathan conceded defeat when Buhari defeated him on the polls in the course of the 2015 presidential election.
In accordance with Every day Submit, Atiku stated this whereas reacting to an announcement within the President’s New Yr speech.
Buhari, in his message, stated that the upcoming election just isn’t a do or die affair.
In his response, Atiku stated “It isn’t sufficient to evangelise peace when he (Buhari) can not publicly condemn the violent habits of his supporters who harass, molest and publicly humiliate his opponents and their supporters.
“It isn’t sufficient for the President to sentence do-or-die politics if he can not management the actions of overzealous aides, together with the nation’s safety chiefs, particularly the Inspector Normal of Police whose actions recently provides him away as a partisan participant within the negation of his constitutional function.
“Transcend lip service and urge safety chiefs to be politically impartial in the course of the election. Their loyalty to the structure doesn’t embody placing themselves on the service of the ruling get together on the expense of free and honest elections.
“Jonathan lived by his noble phrases and statesmanship when he conceded defeat with out hesitation, thereby contributing to peaceable conduct of the election.”
In the meantime, the PDP has described President Buhari’s New Yr speech as empty.
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