The Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has said he respects the mandate given to the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari to rule this nation.
Okupe took to his Facebook page on April 21, Tuesday, to say he respects the mandate given to Buhari to rule this nation and he has accepted his victory.
Okupe said he was just doing his job by opposing and criticizing him during the elections, and that he did that to the best of his ability.
Okupe said he does not care about all the abuses and curses being rained on him.
Here is the message from his Facebook page;
“For 4 years you guys abused and insulted Goodluck Jonathan. Heavens did not fall.
All I did was to reiterate some of the issues I raised during the campaign and all hell is let loose. U can abuse and curse me as U like I really don’t care because the more you do this the more you all expose yourselves as a bunch of childish, intemperant and intolerant pseudo politicians who enjoy criticising others but cannot bear to be criticised even superficially.
“Trully your intemperate actions makes President Jonathan more than a hero. He silently without any reprisals took all your insults and assault on himself, his family and his government. You all should be ashamed of yourselves.
“Once again for the avoidance of doubt, even if the whole country is against me on this, I DOYIN OKUPE being a bonafide free born citizen of this country, Nigeria, STAND by all I have said.
I have respect for the President-elect, General Mohammed Buhari. I also respect his mandate but it was my duty to oppose and criticise him during the elections and I did that to the best of my ability. However it pleased God to give him victory and this we have accepted with equanimity. That is why He is a sovereign God.
“But the next few years will be tough.We will regroup by the Grace.of God and we will form a formidable, credible, boisterous but reasonable and patriotic opposition.
I have said it before and I am saying it again:
WE WILL BE BACK”
Okupe had earlier said he had no regrets attacking Buhari, during the electioneering towards the March 28 presidential election. He had said Buhari was not electable and his victory would not happen.
On Monday, Okupe said he stood by his word that Buhari has no WASCE certificate. He also expressed optimism that the PDP would be back sooner than expected.