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Atiku Formally Rejects 2019 Presidential Election Result


The former Vice President, therefore, said that he would challenge the outcome in court.
Yar’Adua center venue of the press briefing at about 6:36pm was decked in a brown sleeveless agada and a red face cap.

He made his intention to challenge the outcome at the Yar’Adua, Abuja center venue of the press briefing

Yar’Adua center venue of the press briefing at about 6:36pm was decked in a brown sleeveless agada and a red face cap.

Atiku said if he had lost in a free and fair election, he would have called the winner, President Muhammadu Buhari within seconds of his being aware of the outcome of the exercise.

He said, “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.

“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.”


Atiku told his supporters that although it could take long, he is confident of victory.

"It is a long journey, but I am confident of victory. All hope is not lost. Stay strong and by the grace of God, we shall triumph,” he said.

He said in Akwa Ibom, the results showed a statistical impossibility of 62 per cent drop in the number of voters from 2015 election, even where voter registration and PVC collection rate was much higher than 2015.

His words: “You must recall that our party made this observation before the election that there were plans to implement voter operation in the opposition or PDP stronghold and voter increase in APC stronghold. This pattern was repeated in PDP strongholds, including states like Delta, Rivers, Abia and Benue.

"One begins to ask if insecurity is conducive to high voter turnout, then security is antithetical to high voter turnout. It is certainly curious that PDP’s margin of victory in states in the South-East and South-South were extremely slim across board. That again is statistical impossibility.”

He stated that the numbers declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the presidential election did not add up and was full of discrepancies, noting that “the electoral fraud perpetrated by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration cannot produce a government and it does not reflect the will of Nigerians."

He continued: "My dear Nigerians, it is for this reason that I, Atiku Abubakar, reject the results declared by INEC that declared Muhammadu Buhari as duly returned by the majority of the lawful votes.

"I am conferring with not just my party, but also with Nigerian people, that which will be revealed to the Nigerian public shortly. For my fellow Nigerians who feel angry, disillusioned and let down by the process. I appeal to you to remain calm and steadfast. Rome was not built in a day.

"This year makes it three decades I've been involved in Nigeria’s struggle for democracy, and this is the worst election in all those years. And I told that to General Abdulsalami, when he called me; that not even the military has conducted such a worst election.”

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