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Breaking: PDP Claims Victory Hours After Obi Vow To Recall His Mandate

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday claimed that its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar won the 25th, February 2023 presidential election.

The main opposition party condemned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for declaring the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, as the winner.

PDP stated this in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

This is coming hours after the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi insisted that he won the presidential election.

Obi on Thursday vowed to recover the mandate Nigerians gave him through legal means.

According to PDP, by declaring Tinubu as winner, INEC acted contrary to the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), the Electoral Act 2022 and the INEC guidelines and regulations for the conduct of the 2023 presidential election.

The statement read, “The PDP holds that its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar clearly won the February 25, 2023 Presidential election having evidently scored the majority of lawful votes cast by Nigerians at the Polling Units.

“Sadly, the election was marred by deliberate malpractices including the non-use of the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System and INEC’s refusal/failure to transmit directly the results from Polling Units to its Server/Website in flagrant violation of Section 60 (4)(b) of the Electoral Act 2022.

“This violation of the Electoral Act by INEC as attested to by political parties, voters, Nigerians of all walks of life as well as local and International Observers, paved the way for the alteration, falsification, switching of results and allocation of figures in favour of the APC.

“By refusing therefore to transmit directly the results from the Polling Units, INEC violated the Electoral Act and its Rules and Regulation compromised the process and marred the integrity and credibility of the election results.

“The PDP, therefore, asserts that consequent upon the violation by INEC of Section 60 (4) of the Electoral Act, 2022 and its Rules and Guidelines on the election, the results announced by the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, having not been earlier transmitted directly from the Polling Units before the announcement are ultra vires, of no consequence and cannot stand.

“Consequently, our party and its presidential candidate have commenced an action for legal redress to reclaim our victory in the 2023 Presidential election

“We appeal to our numerous supporters in Nigeria and across the world to remain calm, resilient, resolute and steadfast in the defence of democracy and the victory of our Party in the 2023 presidential elections.”



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