By NBF News

Tasks Jonathan on service
PIONEER National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Solomon Lar, has urged the presidential candidate of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) and his party to accept the results of the poll in good faith and congratulate President Goodluck Jonathan as the winner.

He, however, urged the president to ensure that he did not abandon the teeming Nigerians, who stood by him and ensured that he won the election.

Lar, who spoke to journalists yesterday in Abuja on the outcome of the presidential polls, noted that the result across the country reflected the wishes of the Nigerian voters, who wanted to have a change in the affairs of the country.

The former governor of Plateau State, who commended Buhari for embracing democracy at last, after being a military leader, urged him to accept his fate, adding that with the results so far released, he (Buhari) had proved that he fought gallantly in the election.

Lar noted that he had predicted a sound victory for President Jonathan without any run-off, stressing the need for all sections of country to be calm and embrace the new change in the country, adding that the peaceful and credible nature of the election was an indication that a new Nigeria was possible.

'I am particularly glad that the true democracy we have been fighting for may have come to stay. I also appeal to those who have fought gallantly but lost gallantly to accept their fate and show the patriotism they have exhibited even during their campaigns,' Lar said.

He added that the Solomon Lar Centre for Democracy would bestow on INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, an award for conducting a peaceful and credible election, which had won for Nigeria commendations from the international community.

He also told Jonathan to maintain his humble status, which, according to him, won him the support of Nigerians, by looking into the sufferings of the people, especially in the areas of job creation, power and education, which he said 'have gone down to the drain.'