The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has congratulated Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.) for winning the March 28 Presidential Election.
The party said that if the outcome of the election, which its candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, lost, was the wishes of the people, it would respect it.
The party’s position contained in a statement by its National Chairman, Adamu Mua’zu, appears to be at variance with the views expressed by agents of the party during the collation of the votes in Abuja early this week.
One of the party’s agents, Col. Bello Fadile(retd.), had said the party would challenge the outcome of the election at the election petitions tribunal.
Mua’zu, in his statement, also said the party noticed some irregularities in the conduct of the election, stressing that its complaints on such irregularities would be channelled through the appropriate quarters.
The former governor of Bauchi State nevertheless went ahead to congratulate Buhari for winning the election.
“We also congratulate the APC flag bearer, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari, for his resilience and victory in this election while wishing him success in the onerous task of leading our nation once again.”