BEVERLY HILLS, March 31, (THEWILL) – President Goodluck Jonathan has called opposition candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, to concede defeat in Saturday’s presidential poll and congratulate the 72-year-old former military ruler and candidate of the All Progressive Congress.
The development confirms THEWILL’s previous exclusive report.
See our earlier report below published on Tuesday morning:
BREAKING: President Jonathan To Concede Defeat, Congratulate Buhari – Source
BEVERLY HILLS, March 31, (THEWILL) – President Goodluck Jonathan will concede defeat and congratulate General Muhammadu Buhari, THEWILL has been told by a top adviser and strategist to the presidency, who asked to remain anonymous.
“Nigeria is bigger than the interest of any individual or a group. President Jonathan will concede defeat and congratulate Buhari and the APC despite his reservations with the electoral process,” the source said.
With the national electoral commission on the verge of concluding collation of results from Nigeria’s 36 states and Abuja, the federal capital, General Buhari of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) is ahead of Jonathan by over 2 million votes. It will be impossible for Jonathan to close the gap going by exit poll numbers.
The APC has declared victory in the poll through its spokesman, Mr. Lai Mohammed even though the PDP insists there were irregularities in at least four states in northern Nigeria, where Buhari is from.