The national headquarters of the ruling PDP was like a ghost town on Tuesday when it became apparent that its presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, had been defeated by the candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd).
Signs that the party was not favoured to win the elections had earlier emerged on Monday when most of the employees of the party failed to turn up for duty.
Its staff park, located close to the national secretariat at Wuse Zone 5, Abuja, which was usually full of cars belonging to its employees, was devoid of the usual vehicular activities.
Also, only a handful of the security guards, made up of policemen, civil defence corps and private guards, were at their duty posts.
On Tuesday, as the results were being announced by the INEC chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, employees of the party gathered to discuss its possible outcome.
“We have squandered our goodwill,” one of the members of the National Working Committee of the party told our correspondent in confidence. (Leadership)