Atiku ‘Accept results of National Assembly elections and move on,’ Ex-VP urges APC members

Atiku stated further that it would be dangerous for any group or individual within the APC to become an obstacle to the new government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki meets with former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar

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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has urged members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to accept the results of the recent National Assembly elections and move on.

Atiku stated further that it would be dangerous for any group or individual within the APC to become an obstacle to the new government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The former VP’s comment were disclosed on Sunday, June 21, 2015, via a statement released by his media aide, Paul Ibe.

It reads:

“Former Vice President and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar says it is dangerous for any individual or group in the ranks of the ruling party to constitute themselves into an opposition even before the constitution and take off President Muhammadu Buhari's government.”

“The former Vice President made the call against the backdrop of developments in the polity, which he notes are interplay of forces and interests that are dynamic, but must not be promoted to the point of being a threat to our democracy and the new administration.”

“Anything to the contrary may jeopardise our hard-earned democracy and constitute a clog in the wheel of the new administration," Atiku said.”

“The former Vice President urged members of the APC to emulate the unity of all the presidential contestants after the party's Lagos primaries and support the President to form his government and get to work. The statement exonerated Atiku Abubakar of the purported hijack of the party and the National Assembly towards 2019 as figment of the imagination of those promoting it and asked Nigerians to ignore all such insinuation.”

“He notes that the recent outcomes of the National Assembly election contrary to insinuations are products of interplay of politics which is itself in constant motion. “In politics, it is a mistake to expect fixed outcomes. As the President has done, let's all come to terms with what has happened in the interest of the system and move on.””

Earlier reports had it that Atiku was facing sanctions by the APC for allegedly supporting the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki as Senate President.

Saraki emerged victorious on June 9 despite being excluded from contesting by the party and Atiku was the first person he visited after the elections.

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