The Senate President, Bukola Saraki during the emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party stated that the victory of the All Progressives Congress during the presidential election will be short-lived.
The emergency meeting of the opposition party took place in Abuja on Wednesday.
In his statement he claimed that the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 election was a loss to Nigerians.
“This victory that the other party has seen is going to be short-lived. If anybody believes it is a loss to PDP, it is a loss to the country that history will not forgive. We said it many times here, that the worst thing to do is to conduct an election that, as a country, Nigeria would not be proud of. We have conducted an election that; no doubt, anybody and even those who think they have won are ashamed of the kind of election that we conducted.”
“I think it is a shame to the country and to those that were given that responsibility to do. They have Saturday as their last opportunity to try as much as possible to reclaim part of their embarrassment to the country.”
“How can a country like Nigeria, as the speaker said, ‘Ghana has done it, Congo, even Zimbabwe have done elections,’ and we say we do elections, with seven being inconclusive. We did elections in 2011, we did it in 2015, and, after so many years, this is what we can produce? It is not a loss to the PDP, it is to the country, it just shows the level of desperation…”
“I have confidence that this will be short-lived and as such let us ensure on Saturday, that these fives states that are ours remain within the PDP and INEC should, for once, do what is right,” Saraki said.