Winner must be magnanimous in victory – Buhari

Delegates at the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been urged to give their votes to the presidential candidate with the best chances of securing victory for the party in next year’s elections.

President Muhammadu Buhari gave this counsel to party leaders and delegates at the Eagle Square Special Presidential Convention of the ruling party.

In his message, Buhari also charged members of the party to remain united and avoid acrimony, asking winners to be magnanimous in victory and those who lose to exhibit a spirit of sportsmanship.

According to the president, a critical task lies ahead of the Abdullahi Adamu-led National Working Committee (NWC).

The task is “to continue to forge the unity of purpose among party members and to keep securing needed compromises in the interest of the party.”

He urged party officials and delegates to follow due process and abide by all extant laws and regulations about the election of the party flag bearer.

Buhari said the flag bearer must be a knowledgeable and fair-minded nationalist with a very strong belief in the unity of the country and strength of character and purpose to steer the country forward.



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