The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, has advised presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to accept defeat, noting that President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory is the shortest route for an Igbo Presidency come 2023.
On Thursday, its President General, Mazi okechukwu Isiguzoro speaking on behalf of the group congratulated the victorious Buhari and asked Atiku to concede and accept defeat even though he has the constitutional rights to appeal the decision of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, PEPT, at the supreme Court.
The statement sent to Vanguard News reads in part:
“We accept this validation of President Buhari’s mandate as the shortest route to have an Igbo man succeed him as President in 2023.
“It’s time to genuinely build bridges ahead of 2023.”