The publisher of Ovation Magazine and one of the supporters of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, Dele Momodu, has advised Mr Abubakar to concede defeat and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr Momodu, a social media influencer, gave the advice Tuesday morning via his Twitter handle @DeleMomodu. He apparently based his suggestion on the results of the states released so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Mr Momodu said he was aware Mr Abubakar would consult widely with party leadership, family members and associates both home and abroad. He advised that the path of peace should be toed in whatever choice he opted to take.
One of his tweets reads; “My dear WAZIRIN, as a believer, you are aware that only God can give or take power. You’ve written your name in gold. Do not wait a minute longer. Please, pick that phone and call President Muhammadu Buhari. You have much more to gain Sir… Pass on the burden!”
Mr Momodu had campaigned for Mr Abubakar and had insisted that he would win the race based on what he described as the disappointing performance of the incumbent administration.
He said he campaigned vigorously for Mr Buhari in 2015 but was unhappy with his performance more than three years in the saddle.
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Mr Momodu said the two paths to address the infractions noticed before, during and after the elections should be to either go for war or through the court.
But, as a believer in the rule of law, he suggested the latter. He said Nigeria is much more important than an individual’s ambition.