2019: Atiku Rejects Election Results, Says Democracy Will Not Be Emasculated in Nigeria


BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar has rejected the result of the February 23, 2019 swhich he described as sham election and will be challenging it in court.

Atiku pointedly said that the militarization of the electoral process is a disservice to the nation’s democracy and a throwback to the jackboot era of military dictatorship

The former Vice president said that if he had lost in a free and fair election, he would have called the victor within seconds of his being aware of his victory to offer not just his congratulations, but his services to help unite Nigeria by being a bridge between the North and the South.

He however assured his supporters and the entire Nigerian people that together, they will not allow democracy to be emasculated.

Commenting on the Presidential elections that took place on February 23, 2019, Atiku said that it is clear that there were manifest and premeditated malpractices in many states which negate the results announced.

According to him; “One obvious red flag is the statistical impossibility of states ravaged by the war on terror generating much higher voter turnouts than peaceful states. 

“The suppressed votes in my strongholds are so apparent and amateurish, that I am ashamed as a Nigerian that such could be allowed to happen. How can total votes in Akwa-Ibom, for instance, be 50% less than what they were in 2015?

“Another glaring anomaly is the disruption of voting in strongholds of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos, Akwa-Ibom, Rivers and diverse other states, with the authorities doing little or nothing and in some cases facilitating these unfortunate situations. (See attached links to documentary evidences).

“In some areas of the country, such as, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Imo states, troops deployed for the elections turned their guns on the very citizens they were meant to protect. This is condemnable and should not be associated with our electoral process in the future,” Atiku said.

The PDP Presidential candidate said he is a democrat adding that there are democratic avenues available to present the truth to the nation and the watching world.

He said that already, many international observers have given their verdicts, which corroborate the PDP’s observations, adding that he is sure more will come in the coming hours and days.

Atiku further said; “However, in my democratic struggles for the past three decades, I have never seen our democracy so debased as it was on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

“2007 was a challenge, but President Yar’Adua was remorseful. In 2019, it is sad to see those who trampled on democracy thumping their noses down on the Nigerian people.

“I thank the Nigerian people who trooped out in their millions to perform their civic duty this past Saturday. The patriotism of Nigerians is heartwarming and affirms my oft-repeated statement that we are brothers and sisters born from the womb of one mother Nigeria.”

He said he hope and pray Nigerians will someday summon the courage to defend democracy, adding that, it is the only way we can move away from being the world headquarters for extreme poverty.

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