UMUAHIA – A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Vincent Ogbulafor, has congratulated the President-elect, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory in last Saturday’s Presidential election.
Ogbulafor told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview in Umuahia on Wednesday that Buhari’s election was the handiwork of God.
“I am very happy over his election and this is the work of God. It is God that crowns a king and whoever He says will be president will be,’’ he said.
According to him, Buhari has contested the presidential election several times but this is the time God has designed that he will win.
“This should teach us that there is God in politics and what will be, will be,’’ he said.
Ogbulafor also congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan for mustering the “peace and grace of God’’ to concede defeat.
He said the way and manner Jonathan and Nigerians received the result of the presidential election “showed that democracy has been accepted by all Nigerians’’.
He said that “PDP will provide peaceful and constructive opposition, saying that politicians should learn to play politics without bitterness.
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He admonished PDP to have faith in God, emphasising that “we should know that in politics, there is God.
“Nothing is permanent, so we should all join hands with Buhari to build a strong and united nation we should be proud of,’’ he said.
Ogbulafor thanked God that Nigeria is still one in spite of the predictions that there would be violence, bloodshed and disintegration of Nigeria in the wake of the presidential election.
Also, the state Chairman of the PDP, Chief Emma Nwaka, said that “my first reaction was disbelief’’.
Nwaka said that the party worked hard to ensure victory for Jonathan at the polls.
He attributed Jonathan’s loss to the use of malfunctioning card readers, saying that it was not fair to have reverted to manual accreditation midway into the contest.
“This was not fair because it amounted to changing the rule at the middle of the game and certainly some people took advantage of it to the disadvantage of others,’’ he said.
He described Jonathan’s extension of goodwill to Buhari as “a good development for Nigeria’s democracy’’.
NAN reports that the atmosphere in Umuahia and its environs has been calm and peaceful in the aftermath of the presidential election. (NAN)