President Goodluck Jonathan has, for the first
time, questioned the results of the March 28
presidential election, maintaining that the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is still the
dominant party in Nigeria.
Jonathan had congratulated Muhammadu
Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives
Congress (APC), before the final result was
announced but he said on Thursday that he
only did it for the unity of Nigeria.
He said the PDP could not have recorded the
low scores recorded for him in some areas.
The president was speaking at the submission
of the report of the PDP Presidential Campaign
Organisation (PPCO) at the new banquet hall of
the presidential villa.
Jonathan said: “PDP is still the dominant party.
If you look at the result, the difference is just
over two million votes. And if you look at the
areas where it is perceived that PDP scored so
low, PDP couldn’t have gotten those kinds of
He said now that the elections are over, “I put
the country first”.