Unlike other candidates who have rejected the presidential election results, 37-year old Felix Nicolas of the Peoples Coalition Party (PCP) who emerged third in the election has thanked Nigerians for their support.
Felix, 37, the youngest of all the presidential candidates who contested in the election on Saturday, February 23, 2019, expressed his gratitude in a letter on his official Facebook page on Thursday.
According to Nicolas, “History will bear witness to the valiant efforts of patriotic Nigerians in this sensitive period of elections. Votes were cast, words were spoken, journeys were made and inevitably, in some cases, blows were exchanged.
All these have gone to show the passion we sustain to see a better Nigeria; to craft a paradise for ourselves in the land of our birth and pride.”
While also applauding the efforts made by his Presidential Campaign Organization and the party’s leadership, he said, “I will not fail to express a resounding gratitude to everyone that saw this political process through. Truly, we have been able to show every observer from the international community, to purported political bigwigs and “God Fathers”, even to the poor masses that must have lost faith in the process, that Power indeed belongs to the people.”
Nicolas noted that “there is a progressive adjustment in paradigm” as the election results collated by INEC continued to trickle in, expressing confidence that, “As the electoral process advances to other stages that will include state elections as well as litigations to iron-out the anomalies of the whole process, we will get to see clearly, how well we have come from yester years.”
He described the progress made as “a huge step out of dark ages into the age of enlightenment; civic and social awareness”. He congratulated other young presidential candidates that took part in the election for the effort they made in challenging the status quo, saying, “We have definitely stepped closer to an inevitable political liberation.”