President Goodluck Jonathan has cast doubts on the victory of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, in the March 28 presidential elections.
Jonathan stated that election results from some areas showed scores that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) couldn’t possibly have gotten.
The outgoing President stated this on Thursday, April 30, 2015, after receiving a report of the elections from the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
“The problem is not whether we lost the elections, that is history, but how do we consolidate our party and move forward? If we are committed and we work hard, definitely the PDP will bounce back,” Jonathan said.
“The PDP is still the dominant party. If you look at the results, the difference is just 2.5 million votes and if you look at the areas where it is perceived that the PDP scored so low, the PDP couldn’t have got those kinds of scores but the elections are over, so the country first. It is not as if Jonathan alone made the sacrifice, it is all of us. I made the pronouncement but some of us are paying the price,” he added.
“The key thing is that we must continue to unite, as a party; we must continue to work hard so that as we go into subsequent elections in 2019, 2023 and so on and so forth, the PDP will continue to come up strong. Even in the interest of the nation, we need the PDP,” Jonathan said.
Jonathan also said that he conceded defeat to Buhari in the interest of and on behalf of the PDP.