- PDP has reacted to the alleged confession made by some INEC presiding officers that February 23 presidential election was rigged in favour of President Buhari
- The PDP's presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, had told the tribunal that he won the election based on the results he got from the INEC's server
- INEC's presiding officers in Borno and Yobe states reportedly admitted to transmitting the result of the February 23 presidential election to the commission's server
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the alleged admission by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)'s presiding officers in Borno and Yobe states that the result of Saturday, February 23, presidential election was transmitted to the server of the commission is a vindication that the polls were rigged in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Vanguard reports that the party insisted that more confessions were imminent, noting that the wheel of justice would turn the tide in favour of the former vice president Atiku Abubakar.
Legit.ng gathered that the deputy national publicity secretary of the party, Diran Odeyemi, said Nigerians voted overwhelmingly for Atiku at the polls even as he accused INEC of manipulating the results in favour of the President Buhari.
He said: “Nigerians should wait for more exposure of how INEC won the election for Buhari. Unfortunately for them, Atiku and indeed PDP were more than prepared for the election.
“While we were campaigning, moving from one state to the other, APC and INEC were planning how to rig the election knowing full well that Nigerians had rejected them. Evidence that APC were going to lose were reflected in the empty crowd at their campaign venues.
"In anticipation of the fact that they were going to rig, PDP did the needful of policing the election thoroughly and the result of our diligent monitoring are what we will produce as evidences at the Tribunal. Our hope is in the judiciary and we believe that Atiku Abubakar’s mandate will be restored very soon."
Atiku is currently challenging the declaration of Buhari as winner of the polls, insisting that results he obtained from INEC server showed that he won the election.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reportedly reported that some presiding officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) admitted to transmitting the result of the February 23 presidential election to the commission's server.
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