President Muhammadu Buhari says he isn't hesitant to lose the presidential race rescheduled early Saturday morning to February 23.
Mr Buhari talked at a national council meeting of the decision All Progressives Congress (APC) hung on Monday at the gathering's base camp in Abuja over the deferment of the race.
The gathering was gone to by the president, National Chairman of the gathering, Adams Oshiomhole, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, party pioneer Bola Tinubu, 11 APC governors, and Minister of Transportation.
"I am not hesitant to lose. I have circumvented the 36 states and Abuja I think I have enough supporters the nation over to care for me." Mr Buhari said.
Mr Buhari said he needs Nigerians to be regarded independent of the result of the decision.
He likewise encouraged Nigerians to turn out and vote on their preferred rescheduled date for the hopefuls.
"We are not going to be accused that we need to fix decision. I need Nigerians to be regarded. Give them a chance to cast a ballot whoever they need over the gatherings," the president said.