The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar,who was also Buhari’s immediate rival has rejected the result of the poll as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday morning.
He said the result was unacceptable
and that he would challenge it in court.
“If I had lost in a free and fair election, I would have called the victor within seconds of my being aware of his victory to offer not just my congratulations, but my services to help unite Nigeria by being a bridge between the North and the South.” Atiku said.
In a statement, posted on his verified Facebook account and signed by him on Wednesday morning, Atiku 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.
“Consequently, I hereby reject the result of the February 23, 2019 sham election and will be challenging it in court. “I want to assure my supporters and the entire Nigerian people that together, we will not allow democracy to be emasculated.”