‘We are bowed, but not cowed’ – Okupe Congratulates General Buhari
President Goodluck Jonathan’s Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, has finally broken the ice concerning the outcome of the Saturday, March 28, 2015 presidential elections.
In a statement made by Okupe on Thursday, April 2, 2015 he congratulated the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (Retd.) and his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC on their victory.
He also noted that President Jonathan took a bold step step in line with democracy to concede defeat and congratulate Buhari which an otherwise would have fueled serious violence across the country.
Below is a full text of the statement:
“It has pleased the Almighty God to give victory to General Muhammedu Buhari, the Presidential candidate of the APC and the President elect.
We accept this as the Will of God and I personally congratulate the General for his success.
We have ran a good race and fought a gallant battle.
We are bowed but not cowed.
We lost the crown but we gained a trophy. The PDP family must not despair.
If it took General Buhari 30 years to come back to power, it should take us much less.
For the opportunities we have had we give God All the Glory.
To millions of our supporters we say thanks.
To those who are our adversaries, the battle has been fought, and it has been won & lost
The strife is over for the next four years ONLY.
We rejoice with APC and the people of Nigeria on the progress we have jointly made in our democratic journey.
For our democracy to endure it is important that the winner clearly emerges while the loser concedes with equanimity.
Certainly we will be back. We will overcome this defeat and rise again to power and glory in a twinkle of an eye.
God bless Nigeria.”