Akwa Ibom Governor, Godswill Akpabio has hailed the spirit of sportsmanship displayed by President Goodluck Jonathan in accepting the Presidential election result despite its obvious flaws.
Akpabio who fielded questions from State House Correspondents on Wednesday after leading some of his colleagues in the party to a meeting with the President, said Jonathan merely sacrificed himself for the unity and stability of the country.
This, Akpabio said, could only come from a PDP President.
According to Akpabio, the PDP remains undaunted, saying that the party would clear as many states as possible in the gubernatorial election scheduled for April 11.
Akpabio said, “As governors we came to pay solidarity to our president and to commend him for being a statesman.
“He (Jonathan) has done something that no African leader has done in such a flawed exercise, with underage voters everywhere, with disparity between states.
“Some using card readers, some failed card readers, some using manual and some states not using manual and some just taking ballot papers to government houses, particularly in certain parts of the country.
“It was a very flawed exercise; yet he looked at it and said in spite of it all I want to ensure peace, unity and stability of the country, let me give an opportunity to the APC Presidential candidate to come in and then give in his own to the country.
“That kind of sacrificial stand by a President can only come from a PDP president and that is why we are very proud of what has happened”, Akpabio said.
Jonathan who was defeated by Buhari in last Saturday’s poll had congratulated him even before official conclusion of results.
Other PDP Governors at the meeting were Theodore Orji (Abia); Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa) and Liyel Imoke (Cross River).
Also at the meeting were Idris Wada (Kogi); Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta); Martin Elechi (Ebonyi); Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe); Murktar Yero (Kaduna); Jonah Jang (Plateau); and Sullivan Chime (Enugu).

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