The governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has said that President Goodluck Jonathan deserved endless commendation for conceding defeat after the March 28 Presidential election.
Ambode made the remarks while speaking with members of the Lagos State Medicine Dealers Association.
He said: “Nigerians should be grateful to President Jonathan for his sportsmanship and unassuming gesture.
“He was magnanimous in defeat by congratulating the President-elect. We really need to thank him. Such gestures are good for democracy,” Ambode said.
According to him, such gesture is required of politicians to deepen the nation’s democracy and strengthen the electoral process.
Describing Jonathan as a man who has demonstrated a ‘very rare’ leadership virtue by conceding defeat to Gen. Muhammed Buhari, and subsequently congratulating him on the latter’s victory at the poll; he went ahead to describe the March 28 presidential election as “the most peaceful’’ in the history of the country so far, saying it was an indication that the country’s democracy was maturing.
Source: PM News