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Fani-Kayode to Trump: Concede Defeat, Accept Biden as President

Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has advised his hero, President Donald Trump, to concede defeat and accept Joe Biden as the new president of the United States of America.

Since the outcome of the elections in November, Donald Trump has refused to concede defeat, insisting that the elections were rigged in favour of the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden.

Yesterday, his defiance took another turn when some people, believed to his supporters, stormed the White House and the Capitol, where some electors were gathered for vote counting.

Reports claim that about four persons have died as a result, after law enforcement officers stepped in to contain the violence.

Trump made a brief speech at the time of the violent attack, calling on his supporters to go home, while reiterating that he loves them and that it is clear that the elections were a fraud.

However, Fani-Kayode, who is known to be an overt supporter of the US President, issued an advice to Trump, saying that even though he admires him and also believes that the elections were rigged, he should emulate Goodluck Jonathan and concede defeat.

The ex-minister wrote, “As much as I love Donald Trump and believe that he was cheated out of the election I will not support any action from his supporters that would disturb the peace, jeopardise life and property or lead to a civil war in America.”

“Those of us that love and believe in him fought a good fight and stood firm, regardless of the odds and the insults, right to the end. It is time to accept the reality of a Biden presidency and move on. We must not let this matter divide and destroy America and indeed the world any further. This is the time to build bridges and come together.”

“Like a good war commander and insightful leader he must accept the situation, no matter how unpalatable, retreat and leave the battle field with the remnants of his army intact so that they are not utterly decimated and they can live to fight another day.”

“I have no doubt that after a few years, just as it was with Jonathan, Trump will be vindicated but he will lose that opportunity if he refuses to accept the final decision of Congress and the Electors and concede the election.”

“I pray he makes that choice and brings this increasingly ugly and dangerous situation to closure. I commend every Trumper in Nigeria for keeping the faith and standing firm till the end but now is the time to sheath our swords and accept the facts and the situation.”

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