ELECTION NEWS: Why I Reject Defeat – Atiku

The Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and also second runner up in the presidential election which saw President Buhari emerge as the Country’s New President, Atiku Abubakar, has revealed why he doubts the Announcement by INEC that Buhari is the winner of the polls.

Addressing Newsmen during a Press briefing at the Yar’adua centre, Abuja, Atiku said that the outcome of the election is the worst in the 16 years of democratic practice in Nigeria and even when the country was ruled by the military.

He expressed optimism to reclaim his alleged stolen mandate, but acknowledged that it will be a tough battle.
Atiku wondered that major PDP states like Akwa-Ibom recorded a 62 percent voters decline when compared to the 2015 election, a case he also claimed was reminiscent in other PDP core states like Delta, Rivers, Abia and Benue.

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Also, lamenting at the ample voter count recorded in Security threatened Borno and Yobe states of North East Nigeria, Atiku said that he finds it hard to see a correlation between the number of votes the APC garnered from those states and the Security situation in the area.

In his words:

“I wonder whether insecurity is evidence to higher voter turnout”.

However, he revealed that he was in talks with the leadership of his party, the PDP, and Nigerians on the next line of action, for him to reclaim his alleged stolen mandate.

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He however encouraged investors fleeing the country to rethink, pointing that it is only the ordinary citizens who would face the major heat of the consequences of such migration.

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