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Atiku: The Election Was Rigged To Favour Buhari, I Will Challenge Him In Court

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Atiku: I Won’t Concede Defeat Because APC Rigged Election For Buhari

PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar said he would not congratulate the President because the election was not free and fair but marred by many irregularities.

The former Vice President therefore said that he would challenge the outcome in court.

Atiku, in a statement he personally signed early on Wednesday morning, 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 (Umaru) Yar’Adua was remorseful.

“In 2019, it is sad to see those who trampled on democracy thumping their noses down on the Nigerian people.

Recall that the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday morning declared President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress as winner of the election, having scored 15,191, 847,while Atiku polled 11,262,978 votes.

Yakubu, while declaring Buhari winner, put the total number of valid votes at 27,324, 583.

He also said that 1,289,607 votes were rejected while the number of votes cast was 28,614,190.

But Atiku in a statement titled, ‘Democracy will not be emasculated in Nigeria,’ insisted that there were predetermined malpractices in many states.

This, he said, negated the results announced by the commission.

Atiku also wondered how states that were ravaged by terrorism could generate much higher voter turnout than peaceful states.



  1. Irikefe

    February 28, 2019 at 11:13 AM

    The man get money. If E wan go court, I go involve our law firm. We go consult with the other chambers and use the adjournment technique. We should be finished with the case in not more than 54 months.

  2. NIYI

    February 28, 2019 at 12:45 PM

    Atikuloser, go and sit down, you just gave out part of our looted fun to enrich some lucky Nigerians.

  3. Rosy

    February 28, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Please don’t agree, had it been that Goodluck J. fought for his right, all these nonsense wouldn’t have been happening.

  4. osho yussuf

    February 28, 2019 at 8:37 PM

    @rosy what do u understand by election,u are now here bragging,if i may ask do u av pvc?

  5. Amanda

    March 1, 2019 at 3:00 AM

    Mr. Atiku, it is very simple. Please go to court and challenge the results.

    I urge the court to charge you $1bn for each state you disputed result and then dismiss your case. The money generates from that should be put back into treasury, loser.

    For the fact that you, Mr. Atiku (we don die) refused to congratulate winner Buhari shows that you are not diplomatic and not democratic either.

    You should not have even qualified for presidential candidate in the fast place.


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