Thousands of Nigerian women allegedly mobilised by the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Friday, held a rally in Abuja, to appeal to the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, to congratulate his opponent and winner of the February 23, Presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari.
The women, under the aegis of Two Million Woman Rally for Democracy in Nigeria, Peace and Stability, started their march at the Unity Fountain, down to the Transcorp Hilton Area, before proceeding to the Force Headquarters, Eagles Square, and back to the Unity Fountain.
Speaking during the rally, the Convener, Mary Onuche, called on Atiku to save Nigeria from anarchy, and embrace “his brother”.
Onuche also called on President Buhari, not to disappoint Nigerians, who have overwhelmingly voted him for another term.
She stated that fortunately for Nigeria, the country’s democracy, though still young, has continued to evolve in ways that reassured the citizens that things could only get better.
“One such leap is the development in 2015, when the then President, Goodluck Jonathan, called to congratulate the then winner of the Presidential election, incumbent President Buhari, even before the votes’ tally was completed. That singular act of patriotism, is today hailed as the benchmark of the level of statesmanship, befitting of Candidates in our elections. May God bless President Goodluck Jonathan, the hero of our modern democracy”, she added.