Unic Press UK: The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who vowed to challenge the Presidential Election results 2019, has named a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Dr Livy Uzoukwu to lead a team of lawyers that would handle a Herculean task of ensuring that the court denounce “electoral fraud and mandate bandit”, and name him (Atiku) as the rightful winner of the Presidential Election 2019 that was held on February 23.
“I am encouraged by the presence of fearless men and women of the Bench. The judiciary, which had in the past discharged itself ably is once again being called upon to deliver judgment on this matter that will be untainted by lucre and unbowed by the threat of immoral power,” Atiku said.
Under the laws of Nigeria and at the first instance, Atiku Abubakar has to institute a legal challenge at the Election Tribunal within twenty-one days from the date the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the Presidential Election results.
Denouncing the Presidential Election 2019 results during a World Press Conference on February 27, the PDP candidate said:
“On Election Day, we saw the implementation of grand theft of the people’s will. In Akwa Ibom for instance, the results showed a statistical impossibility of a 62% drop in voter numbers from the 2015 elections even where voter registration and PVC collection rates were much higher than in 2015. This pattern was repeated in strongholds of the Peoples Democratic Party, including in Delta, Rivers, Abia and Benue states. As this was occurring, we saw another statistical impossibility wherein voter turnout and numbers increased astronomically in Borno State by an almost miraculous 82% in the midst of increased insecurity. This pattern was also repeated in other strongholds of the All Progressive Congress. One begins to ask if insecurity is conducive to higher voter turnouts and security is antithetical to high voter turnout. The fact is that when you calmly look at the numbers declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission as results of the February 23, 2019 elections, they do not add up.”
RESULT DECLARED BY INEC
That Muhammadu Buhari of the APC, having satisfied the requirement of the law and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected. #NigeriaDecides2019Result pic.twitter.com/oz89PAz1QM
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) February 27, 2019