With its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, firmly ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan based on released results, the All Progressives Congress, APC, all but certain of victory, has already rolled out the carpets set for celebrations.
At the party’s Abuja office, red carpet has been rolled and a stage set for what an official of the party said will be a “Thank You” speech by Mr. Buhari as soon as the final result of Saturday’s election is announced.
Mr. Buhari currently leads Mr. Jonathan by nearly 3 million votes, with results from only two states states yet to be tallied by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Many leaders of the APC arrived the party’s secretariat in anticipation of the victory celebration late Tuesday.
A PREMIUM TIMES’ correspondent has sighted the Director General of the party’s campaign, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal and former Ekiti Governor, Kayode Fayemi at the office.
Others at the venue were former PDP chairman, Audu Ogbeh, Senators Bukola Saraki, Danjuma Goje, Ibrahim Gaya, newly-elected Senator, Dino Melaye.
Mr. Amaechi, in a brief chat with newsmen, said the party “would be magnanimous in victory”.