Former Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, has appealed to candidates in Saturday’s elections to accept the outcomes in high spirits whether they are announced winners or not as winners and losers alike played significant roles by their participation.
Ribadu who addressed newsmen in his Yola home on Sunday, said all participants in Saturday’s elections played significant roles in the electoral process and that they should take solace in the fact that they must have learnt lessons for their good in the future even if they lose the their elections this time.
Ribadu who worked as the director in charge of field operations in President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election campaign, said, “This is election. It’s democracy. There will be winners and there will be losers, but the true winner is Nigeria, our country, because we are better off as a result of this. Those who win should react with humility.
“Those who have not made it should understand that, yes, they have played their own role in democracy. They should be proud of their part in democracy. They have played their significant part to where we are today.
“They should accept what they get, more so because life does not end with one election. A lot of lessons are learnt even in defeat and can easily be a step forward.”