Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Monday advised the All Progressives Congress (APC) to be ready to accept defeat in the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State.
Atiku said the APC should emulate the democratic gesture of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which accepted defeat in the 2015 general election.
The former Vice President spoke when he led members of the PDP Governorship Campaign Council on a visit to Governor Ayo Fayose at Government House, Ayoba Villa, Ado Ekiti.
Other PDP bigwigs on the trip to the governor’s office were Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, former Senate President, David Mark, former Kano State Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau, his Ogun State counterpart, Gbenga Daniel and Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe.
Speculations were rife in some certain quarters that there may be a defection of some aggrieved members of the ruling APC into the PDP and Atiku’s credential as a politician with a broad network across all major political parties will come into bear into the emerging political realignment.