By Danjuma Aliyu, Live from New York, Managing Editor, Denisaurus
US Presidential candidate, Hilary Clinton has addressed crowds following her inexpiable defeat at the polls this morning.
Several polls had given Secretary Clinton the lead before the elections.
Mrs Clinton who failed to win key states such as Florida and Iowa – both won by the incumbent President Barack Obama – thanked her supporters and reassured women that they must not be “weary” on achieving their dreams.
“I want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion,” she went on to say.
She cleared the air about running again in 4 years time, saying “we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling. But someday someone will and hopefully sooner than we might think right now.
“To all the little girls who are watching this – never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”
Despite calling to concede defeat in the early morning, Mrs Clinton, a former Senator in New York, did not make her concession speech at the time expected.
In her speech, given at 4:30 pm, the Democratic Party nominee told supporters: “I know how disappointed you feel because I feel it too, and so do tens of millions of Americans who invested their hopes and dreams in this effort.
“This is painful and it will be for a long time…. It was about the country that we love. I still believe in America and I always will…. We owe him (Trump) the chance to lead and an open heart.
“I count my blessings every single day that I am an American and I still believe as deeply as I ever have that if we stand together and work together with respect for our differences, strength in our convictions and love for this nation, our best days are still ahead of us.
“Scripture tells us: Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
“So my friends, let us have faith in each other. Let us not grow weary. Let us not lose heart. For there are more seasons to come and there is more work to do.
“I am incredibly honoured and grateful to have had this chance to represent all of you in this consequential election. May God bless you and may God bless the United states of America.”