Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Nigeria’s former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, have both urged candidates participating in the presidential and National Assembly elections to be gracious and accept whatever result is presented at the end of the election process.
Obasanjo: “In any competition, there will always be winners and losers. That is what anybody in any competition must be prepared for as a good sportsman. Whoever that wins should show magnanimity. If I lose, I will also bow down graciously. That is what any competition is all about.
“If your purpose of going into any competition is to win at all costs, then that is no longer a competition. I know INEC will make amends for the shortcomings ahead of the next elections,” Obasanjo said after casting his vote on Saturday.
Abdulsalami: The former head of state echoed the same sentiments shared by Obasanjo, asking all candidates to accept the election outcome. “I want to appeal to all contestants to know that only one of them will emerge the winner, and I hope the losers will accept,” Abdulsalami said after voting.