Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, who had led a hate-campaign against Buhari, finally succumbed to the defeat of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the presidential election as he urged Nigerians to accept the result.
From the results so far released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was leading President Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP by more than 2 million votes.
As the results kept pouring in and showing Buhari in clear lead, Fayose pleaded with Nigerians to take the result in good faith, See Excerpts:
“The election result is the will of God and Nigerians , and all lovers of peace, progress and development of Nigeria must accept it,” he said.
“By this election, Nigerians have shown that democracy has come to stay in the country.
“I salute Nigerians, especially the great people of Ekiti State.
“I salute President Jonathan for laying the most solid foundation for democracy in Nigeria. And I salute Major General Buhari for being a resilience and dogged fighter.
“I urge Nigerians, irrespective of their ethic, religious and political affiliation to respect the outcome of the election in the interest of peace, progress and development of the country.
“Nigeria as a country is greater than any individual or group and it is my plea that no one should do anything to rock the boat of peace in the country,” the governor said.