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Nigeria Elections 2015 ‘We won’t challenge Buhari’s victory,’ PDP says

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari was declared winner of Nigeria’s Presidential elections on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

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President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari in Lagos on April 7, 2015. play

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari in Lagos on April 7, 2015.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it would not challenge the victory of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari in court.

Buhari was declared winner of Nigeria’s Presidential elections on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

The PDP however stated that it would return to reclaims its position as the ruling party in four years time.

This was disclosed on Tuesday, April 7, by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh during a meeting with journalists in Abuja.

“Because we are convinced that the APC lacks what it takes to sustain our democracy, the PDP is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that it returned to power in the next four years to save the nation’s democracy and re-channel our vision of a greater Nigeria,” Metuh said.

“We will not distract Buhari, we will help him to salvage democracy. We will offer APC alternative programme. We will be the best opposition, we do hope that the opposition will appreciate democracy,” he added.

“PDP recognises that there were irregularities in the presidential election, but we decided that promoting unity is paramount to us. It is the wish of this party that the President-elect will not be disturbed, we will not do anything that will disturb him and we will not condole harassment of our members,” Metuh said.

It is believed that the PDP’s decision not to challenge Buhari’s victory was engineered by President Goodluck Jonathan who reportedly urged his supporters to shelve the idea in order to allow the President-elect focus on ruling the country.

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