The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF has urged Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party to concede defeat having lost in the February 23 presidential election.

A statement by ACF National Publicity Secretary,Muhammad Ibrahim-Biu, in Kaduna, said Atiku  should accept the will of the people.

 The forum called on Atiku Abubakar of PDP as a committed democrat to accept the will of the people, concede defeat and congratulate President Buhari on his well deserved victory at the just concluded elections.

The ACF also urged other contestants to be magnanimous in defeat and congratulate their opponents who won.

The forum commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for conducting smooth and transparent elections, and refusing “to be intimidated or cajoled by the initial logistic challenges which led to the postponement of the elections by one week and other unfortunate incidences.

ACF also saluted “resilient Nigerians for their personal sacrifices to not only exercise their franchise by voting candidates of their choice, but also to ensure that their votes got counted.