The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on losers in Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections to emulate President Goodluck Jonathan and concede defeat.
The party explained that rather than fan the embers of disunity and peddling of falsehood, those at the losing end should congratulate the winners of the polls.
The Chairman of the State PDP Campaign Organisation, Mr. Emma Okah, who stated this while speaking with journalists in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, described as paradoxical, a situation where election was adjudged free and fair when the PDP lost while the same exercise would be followed with allegations of irregularities if the PDP won.
Okah, who congratulated the winners of the governorship and House of Representatives elections in the state, described the allegations from the losers as spurious and untrue.
He said, “We urge the losers to be courageous and honourable if truly they are democrats. They should emulate our beloved President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, who, as a true statesman, has shown the way forward in sportsmanship.
“Rather than fan the embers of disunity and peddling of falsehood, they should congratulate the winners. It is indeed paradoxical that whenever the PDP loses, it is alright and process is adjudged free and fair.
“Yet whenever our great party wins, especially in Rivers State, it is followed by spurious allegations of irregularities, fraud and calls for cancellation. The PDP in Rivers State affirms that these allegations are untrue and the handiwork of bad losers”.