Protest: Atiku Leads Party Loyalists to INEC Headquarters

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Monday led party loyalists to the headquarters of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja, protesting against the outcome of last Saturday’s polls.

WikkiTimes had reported that Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the commission declared Bola Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the presidential polls. Tinubu polled a total of 8,794,726 votes, while Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of PDP came second with 6,984,520 votes.

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PDP alleged that the exercise was marred by massive electoral fraud in which the INEC announced the ruling APC candidate as the winner, an allegation the electoral body refuted.

Apart from the PDP, the Labor Party, which Peter Obi contested under, also rejected the results of the election and vowed to challenge it in court.

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In their black attires, the PDP faithful were chanting at the commission’s headquarters that they believed the polls lack credibility for Tinubu to be declared the winner.

Notable politicians at the protest scene include the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, the Vice Presidential candidate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tamuwal among others.

Festus Okoye, the INEC national commissioner for information later received their petition later and promised to consider it if found to be genuine.

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