Atiku formally rejects Nigeria’s presidential outcomes, reveals next line of activity
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has rejected the presidential decision result by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, where President Muhammadu Buhari was declared as the victor.
INEC on Wednesday morning formally proclaimed the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari as the champ of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election.
Buhari surveyed 15,191,847 votes, contrasted with the 11,262,978 votes recorded by Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Atiku in an announcement made accessible to newsmen on Wednesday said he would not call Buhari to acknowledge rout on the grounds that the presidential election was not free and reasonable.
He dismissed the outcomes, depicting the presidential elections led on February 23, 2019 as a ‘hoax’, pronouncing that he will test President Buhari in court.
The full explanation understands: “I thank the Nigerian individuals who trooped out in their millions to play out their municipal obligation this past Saturday. The nationalism of Nigerians is inspiring and avows my oft-rehashed proclamation that we are siblings and sisters conceived from the belly of one mother Nigeria.
“Concerning the Presidential decisions that occurred on February 23, 2019, plainly there were show and planned acts of neglect in numerous states which invalidate the outcomes reported.
“One evident warning is the factual inconceivability of states assaulted by the war on dread producing a lot higher voter turnouts than tranquil states. The smothered votes in my fortresses are so obvious and awkward, that I am embarrassed as a Nigerian that such could be permitted to occur. In what manner can add up to votes in Akwa-Ibom, for example, be half not as much as what they were in 2015?
“In what manner can add up to votes in Akwa-Ibom, for example, be half not as much as what they were in 2015? Another glaring peculiarity is the disturbance of casting a ballot in fortifications of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos, Akwa-Ibom, Rivers and differing different states, with the experts doing close to nothing or nothing and now and again encouraging these tragic circumstances.
“The militarization of the constituent procedure is a damage to our vote based system and a return to the jackboot period of military autocracy. In a few zones of the nation, for example, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Imo states, troops conveyed for the elections turned their weapons on the very subjects they were intended to ensure. This is condemnable and ought not be related with our discretionary procedure later on.
“I am a democrat and there are fair roads accessible to introduce reality to the country and the watching scene. Officially, numerous global eyewitnesses have given their decisions, which authenticate our perceptions. I am certain more will come in the coming hours and days.
“On the off chance that I had lost in a free and reasonable election, I would have called the victor close to my monitoring his triumph to offer my congrats, yet my administrations to help join Nigeria by being a scaffold between the North and the South.
“Be that as it may, in my popularity based battles for as far back as three decades, I have never observed our vote based system so corrupted as it was on Saturday, February 23, 2019. 2007 was a test, yet President Yar’Adua was sorry. In 2019, it is dismal to see the individuals who stomped on popular government pounding their noses down on the Nigerian individuals.
“Thus, I therefore dismiss the consequence of the February 23, 2019 hoax election and will provoke it in court. I need to guarantee my supporters and the whole Nigerian individuals that together, we won’t enable vote based system to be weakened.”
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday would not sign the outcome sheet of the Presidential decision which was declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja.
INEC announced President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) re-chose, having won the most astounding votes of 15,191, 847 to vanquish his nearest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP who surveyed 11,262,978 votes.
Buhari won in 19 states while Atiku won in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the PDP Agent, Mr Osita Chidoka, left the lobby at the National Collation Center when the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu began approaching gathering operators to approach to sign the outcome sheet.
Chidoka, who was a previous Minister of Aviation, in a meeting with writers on out, said that the gathering does not acknowledge the decision result as speaking to the substantial votes of Nigerians, because of three issues it prior raised by the gathering.
He said that the gathering expected that INEC would have anticipated the aftereffect of the Smart Card Readers utilized for accreditation of voters.
“The second one is the issues we raised about the quantity of enrolled opposite if what the director presently calls examined voters implies that 1.6 million individuals are absent in the voter register.
“We feel that the issue is sufficiently considerable to require a goals.
“We additionally trusted that distinction between the authorize voters and the complete votes cast which came to around 750,000 votes, requires an issue to be taken a gander at.
“At long last, we trust that INEC needs to take a gander at the scratch-offs that occurred in the election affecting 2.7 million.
“Along these lines, in our view, this election needs to took a gander at again and potentially we would have had a re-run, all the more significantly.
“We imagine that INEC ought to have looked intentionally to the utilization of the card peruser, the nonappearance of card peruser is a noteworthy infringement in the decisions, it renders that election invalid and void, and that is the thing that the director guaranteed us.
“Along these lines, for us in the PDP, we trust this is another law in Nigeria’s discretionary history.”
Chidoka, in any case, said that the PDP remained a legitimate gathering, saying “we put stock in the law, we have faith in the constitution of Nigeria.
“We are submitted democrats. The PDP is a gathering that dug in majority rules system in Nigeria. The PDP is the gathering that made it feasible for Nigeria to appreciate the foods grown from the ground of majority rule government.
“We will keep on supporting majority rules system in Nigeria, we will keep on advancing popular government in Nigeria yet we have a decent message for Nigerians.
“We need them to stay tranquil, we will investigate every one of our choices, including the trust that the legitimate procedure in Nigeria is one of the approaches to determine issues.”
Chidoka had before raised a worry about the not use of card perusers for the decision in a few spots, while approaching INEC to give the subtleties of number of authorize voters with card perusers.
He additionally communicated worry in divergence in the quantity of enlisted voters for states, while likewise approaching INEC to reestablish votes of the gathering affirmed to have been dropped.
Then, Yakubu, reacting before the declaration of the outcome said that the distinction in the legitimate votes and scratch-off were immaterial to affect on the general result of the election.
He said that perceptions raised by gathering operators would be helpful for the future, elections, including those of 2023.
Yakubu said that while the commission saw that the figures of licensed voters in connection to the votes cast were not including in a couple of cases, fundamental examination uncovered that the difference aggregately was in reality under two percent.
“Besides, we additionally very emphatically trust that the across the board episodes of voting booth grabbing, especially in numerous regions in the wake of casting a ballot implies that you have information on the brilliant card peruser however not upheld up by real tally on the grounds that the tally was either captured, burned to the ground or wrecked.
“In this way the data on the brilliant card peruser is marginally to be higher than the real tally, which means the vote cast yet this is just by method for starter examination.
“Indeed, we trusted that there have been abrogations; anyway on account of presidential decision the retractions don’t influenced the finish of the procedure,” he said.
Yakubu included that difference in the figure of did not likewise influence the absolute number of thousands who casted a ballot in the election, as they are well beneath the quantity of PVCs gathered.
“The voter turnout for the 2019 general decisions from the investigation we simply finished up is 35.66 percent,” he said.