Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's President.

President Muhammadu Buhari has reached out to contestants who lost their primary elections to show support for the party and work for its success.

In a statement released by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari said;

“In every competition, someone has to win and someone has to lose, but those who lost should not abandon the party or lose their enthusiasm for the advancement of the party,” the statement read.

“The larger interest of our party is greater than our individual ambitions, and we should, therefore, work together for its success, despite our losses.

“In politics, we shouldn’t lose hope permanently because tomorrow could present another opportunity for us to contest again and win.

“Losers of the primaries should always put the party first because we are in it together to serve the country, and I am always proud of our members who demonstrate sportsmanship and a good party spirit.”

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