Presidential election results: Fela Durotoye reacts as Buhari takes early lead over Atiku

Fela Durotoye

Fela Durotoye, the presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), has described the results of the election as “disappointing.”

This was contained in a statement he personally signed on Tuesday.

Durotoye urged his supporters to be proud despite the outcome.

“So, hold your head up high, walk tall with pride because you believed in the New Nigeria, voted for it, volunteered, donated and spread the word, despite all those who said yours was a wasted vote. A vote for light is never a waste, no matter how many choose darkness.

“So, here’s what I want you to do. When you see the numbers come in for the New Nigeria, don’t be disappointed; cheer and be proud because you know people like you in far off states, shone their light in the darkness and chose the New Nigeria over the old one.

“And that is something to be proud of,” part of the statement read.

President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is currently in a strong lead over his nearest competitor, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In the result obtained so far by Owojela's Blog, President Muhammadu Buhari garnered 12,025,131 while Atiku has polled 8,570,758.