The All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, has stated that President Donald Trump has alot to learn from Muhammadu Buhari on the rule of law.
Since the results of the US presidential elections were announced, Trump has refused to accept defeat, and has several times been heard insisting that the elections were rigged.
On Thursday night, his defiance took another turn when some of his supporters marched on Capitol Hill, in a failed attempt to disrupt the vote counting that was being done at the Hill.
The APC condemned the violence and also said Trump should emulate Buhari, who has lost elections a number of times.
“President Muhammadu Buhari contested and lost elections a couple of times and followed the process through to the Supreme Court on all accounts. This is an outstanding credential of a true democrat.”
However, the statement which was released by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Senator John J. Akpan Udoedehe, still managed to make it about PDP.
“Upon ultimately gaining victory in 2015, the APC-led administration has carried out fundamental reforms to strengthen our institutions.”
“For instance, non-interference in the functions of INEC. The APC has contested elections; won some, lost some without splitting hairs. In fact, at some point the APC lost over five states to the PDP, yet we allowed democracy to prevail. We have remained resolute in our belief that in every electoral contest, popular will must prevail,” he said.
“This is a far-cry from the days of the do-or-die politics of PDP, where civilians took control of the security apparatus to subvert the people’s will and determine the outcome of elections.”