The Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has congratulated President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, and his party, the All Progressives Congress, over their victory in Saturday’s presidential election.
In a statement posted on his Facebook page on Thursday, Mr. Okupe, who was vociferous in his attacks of the opposition-now-turned ‘governing’ party and its candidate during the presidential election campaigns, said Mr. Buhari’s victory is the will of God.
He also said his party, the Peoples Democratic Party was “bowed, but not cowed” and would soon stage a return to power.
Read Mr. Okupe’s statement below.
“It has pleased the Almighty God to give victory to General Muhammedu Buhari, the Presidential candidate of the APC and the President elect.
“We accept this as the Will of God and I personally congratulate the General for his success.
“We have ran a good race and fought a gallant battle.
“We are bowed but not cowed.
“We lost the crown but we gained a trophy.
“The PDP family must not despair;
“If it took General Buhari 30 years to come back to power, it should take us much less.
“For the opportunities we have had we give God All the Glory.
“To millions of our supporters we say thanks
“To those who are our adversaries, the battle has been fought, and it has been won & lost
“The strife is over for the next four years ONLY.
“We rejoice with APC and the people of Nigeria on the progress we have jointly made in our democratic journey.
“For our democracy to endure it is important that the winner clearly emerges while the loser concedes with equanimity.
“Certainly we will be back. We will overcome this defeat and rise again to power and glory
“In a twinkle of an eye.
“God bless Nigeria”.