The Forum of Presidential Candidates and Political Parties for Good Governance has admonished Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) to concede to defeat to President Muhammadu Buhari in accordance to the outcome of the 23rd February 2019 Election.
About 36 Presidential candidates under the forum, who contended the highest sit in the land, admonished the former vice president to shun the advice of some folks who want him to contend the result of the election in court.
Mr. Shittu Kabir, the chairman of the forum, in a press statement, said that the group has started a robust discussion with Buhari and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress with a view to being magnanimous in victory by setting up a government of national unity.
Kabir said, “We have advised the government to be magnanimous in victory. I believe that will be done. We have urged them that irrespective of political party or religion or tribe, the government should pick the best brains across the land and those who can contribute to the development of the country across the nation.”
“We also believe that the former vice president has made a mark among Nigerians of means who have positively impacted their communities. We think he has a lot more to contribute to developing humanity and promoting peace and progress in our nation, even without holding any political office.
“At his age, he should now avoid any action and utterances capable of fanning the embers of discord, disagreement and violent conduct. Nigeria is greater than any personal or class interest.
“Atiku has his right and nobody can infringe on his right. That is why we have not said he cannot go to court but we are saying he should not go to court.
“Instead of wasting that time and maybe draw our developmental stride backwards, let us give our nation time for development and let the government be focused on providing good governance.
It also said part of their task would be to convince the President to sign the Electoral Bill into law with a view to preventing the irregularities, rigging and violence that usually characterised elections in the country.