The Presidential candidate of the PDP, has rejected the outcome of the presidential elections which held on the 23rd of February 2019.
In a message to Nigerians, Atiku stated his displeasure with the conduct of the elections in some parts of the country, naming Akwa Ibom, Lagos and Rivers State.
“I thank the Nigerian people who trooped out in their millions to perform their civic duty this past Saturday. The patriotism of Nigerians is heartwarming and affirms my oft-repeated statement that we are brothers and sisters born from the womb of one mother Nigeria.
I am a democrat and there are democratic avenues available to present the truth to the nation and the watching world. Already, many international observers have given their verdicts, which corroborate our observations. I am sure more will come in the coming hours and days.
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.
Consequently, I hereby reject the result of the February 23, 2019 sham election and will be challenging it in court.
I hope and pray Nigerians will someday summon the courage to defend democracy. That is the only way we can move away from being the world headquarters for extreme poverty…”