The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has rejected the outcome of the February 23rd presidential election.
According to him, the election was not free, fair and was full of many irregularities, therefore, he would challenge the outcome in court.
Atiku made this known in a statement release personally by him through his Twitter page on Wednesday morning.
He said if he had lost in a free and fair election, he would have called the winner, President Muhammadu Buhari within seconds to congratulate him and offer his services to help the country. He said:
“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.
“However, in my democratic struggles for the past three decades, I have never seen our democracy so debased as it was on Saturday, February 23, 2019. 2007 was a challenge, but President Yar’Adua was remorseful. In 2019, it is sad to see those who trampled on democracy thumping their noses down on the Nigerian people.
“Consequently, I hereby reject the result of the February 23, 2019 sham election and will be challenging it in court.
“I want to assure my supporters and the entire Nigerian people that together, we will not allow democracy to be emasculated.
“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.”