The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Chairman of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Bola Tinubu, has berated the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for rejecting last Saturday’s presidential and parliamentary elections.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday, rejected the ongoing results being announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
However, Tinubu while speaking with the Independent in his Alausa residence in Lagos, said those who rejected the results were not democrats.
He said: “I commend them because despite the fact that the elections were postponed last week Saturday, they were still excited and ready to cast their votes despite the postponement. There could be frustration and disappointment at one point or the other.
“But we could see that it was not deliberate. We could see that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as the umpire, gave us very good briefing throughout the week; giving us progress report. That is taking response to bullet. That is being open; that is being honest. We must move ahead; that is what we need in Nigeria and in a democratic society.
“I will say we will accept it; that is peoples’ verdict; that is their decision. Any democrats that cannot accept the results of free and fair elections, is not worthy of the name. You must be able to accept the results of a free and fair election.
“They are not democrats. They don’t believe in value and philosophy; you will see their desperation and they cannot claim to be democrats.”