Immediate past National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur has attributed the defeat his party suffered in the general election to lack of adherence to internal democracy.
But, he was quick to add that the party will stabilise and pull surprises soon.
Tukur, spoke to news men in Yola yesterday while reviewing the outcome of the recently concluded elections.
He said due to the imminent repercussions inherent in disrespecting internal democracy, he has been advocating for its entrenchment in the party for a long time regretting that the failure to heed his advice led to the unsavoury defeat the party suffered in the last elections.
‘’We have been preaching election not selection, internal democracy not imposition. Anywhere it was done, it will leave a bitter pill in the mouth,” Tukur noted.
While congratulating the President- elect, governors and the legislators, Tukur asked them to ensure that peace and unity prevailed in the country as they were the prerequisites for an enduring democracy.
‘We like to congratulate elected leaders and legislators who were successful and for those who participated but could not make it. There is another contest. I salute all of them,” Tukur said, and implored all PDP members to remain steadfast and not allow the defeat to affect their morale.
He said that elections were like football competitions in which one team could emerge winner today but become the loser tomorrow.