Atiku Abubakar has described the 2019 presidential election as the worst in the country’s history.
The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) spoke at a world press conference on Wednesday, February 27, following his defeat the election.
Atiku claimed the result of the election does not reflect the will of the people and that he has the actual figures of the election, stating that there was voter suppression in Akwa Ibom and that the state recorded a 62 per cent decrease compared to 2015.
Atiku Abubakar while stating that he rejects the presidential results asserted that the APC administration cannot produce a government for the people.
Atiku revealed he was consulting with his party on the next step to take which will be made public soon appealing to Nigerian who are aggrieved with the outcome of the elections to remain calm and steadfast.
Following the controversial declaration of Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, as Imo West senator-elect, the State Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday said that the commission was looking into the petitions before it.
The Imo INEC Voters Education Officer, Adedoyin Sunday confirmed this in Owerri while addressing hundreds of women from Imo West senatorial district, who protested to INEC office along Port Harcourt Road.
Adedoyin addressing the women assured them that the commission would be neutral in looking into their matters.
He disclosed that the women were not the only ones that have brought petitions to INEC.
Speaking on the matter, Adedoyin, said: “INEC will continue to maintain it’s neutrality. We have received a lot of petitions and we are looking into it. INEC will soon make a pronouncement on the matter and you will be communicated.
Also, the women protested to the 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, to plead with the Army commander to beg his boys not to interfere in the electoral process.
At the Army Barrack, H. I. Emereuwa who addressed the women pleaded with them to channel their petitions to INEC as a body that has to do with the election.
However, in the petition made available to newsmen by the protesting women, the Zonal Woman leader, Ihejiagwa Oby said that they decided to go on protest because the original results of the Imo West election were not declared, adding that the way the returning officer announced the results under duress pained them.