As Nigerians go to the polls to elect their governors on Saturday, former vice president and the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has called on his supporters not to despair, saying all hope was not lost.
In a message to his supporters, also urged them to vote for all PDP candidates in this weekend’s polls.
Also yesterday, Atiku withdrew the application he had filed seeking to compel INEC to allow their agents to participate in the process of sorting out materials (ballot papers) used in the conduct of the February 25 presidential election.
However, the former vice president expressed confidence that he would recover his mandate that was stolen.
The former vice president insisted that INEC conduct of the Presidential election was against the electoral laws and the guidelines issued by INEC.
Atiku added: “Indeed, what INEC did in announcing the manipulated result was a clear breach of not only the 2022 Electoral Act, but also its own guidelines which the electoral commission had repeatedly claimed would uphold the standards we had seen in the Osun and Ekiti elections.”
According to Atiku in a statement, he signed, “As attested to by both local and international observers, the result of the February 25 presidential election as announced by INEC was grossly tainted and did not reflect the will of the electorates.
“You all have demonstrated against this blatant injustice through different mediums. And for that, I thank you again for your non-violent conduct despite the provocations.
“The INEC Chairnan further ignored calls for a review of the process in line with the amended law”
Notwithstanding, the former vice president said, “My fellow citizens, all hope is not lost. You must never give in to apathy. I assure you that the electoral fraud perpetrated by INEC will be reversed in due course as I champion the cause to reclaim our mandate.”
According to him. “We, as citizens, must continue to show resilience in the defence of our democracy and in the exercise of our rights to vote.
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