While congratulating General Buhari on his victory, Okupe has said that the PDP will be back in power in no time.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, has described the victory of the All Progressives Congress candidate (APC) General Muhammadu Buhari in the Saturday, March 28, Presidential election as the will of God, boasting that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will be back in power in four years.
Okupe, who had relentlessly guaranteed President Jonathan’s victory in the Presidential polls, said PDP’s loss should not be mistaken for weakness.
According to his Facebook post on Thursday April 2, Okupe said if after 30 years Buhari could come back to rule Nigeria, it would take the PDP much less to regain its spot on the corridors of power.
Okupe wrote; "It has pleased the Almighty God to give victory to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the APC and the President-elect. We accept this as the will of God and I personally congratulate the General on his success.
"We have run a good race and fought a gallant battle. We are bowed but not cowed. We lost the crown but we gained a trophy. The PDP family must not despair; if it took General Buhari 30 years to come back to power, it should take us much less. For the opportunities we have had, we give God all the glory.
"The strife is over for the next four years only. We rejoice with APC and the people of Nigeria on the process we have jointly made in our democratic journey. For our democracy to endure, it is important that the winner clearly emerges while the loser concedes with equanimity."