The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, in the just concluded Presidential election, is confident of victory, when he formally institutes an election petition case against President Muhammadu Buhari, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, Post Nigeria reports.
It was learnt that one major reason for this, is the wide-range availability of video evidence to back up his claims of non-voting, voter intimidation, ballot box snatching and destruction, illegal vote cancellation, and deliberate voter disenfranchisement.
However, Atiku has already rejected the results, alleging among others, the suppression of votes in his strongholds, an action he described as “so apparent and amateurish”, and one that makes him “ashamed as a Nigerian, that such could be allowed to happen”.
He consequently rejected “the result of the February 23, 2019 sham election”, and vowed to challenge it in court.
“We are going to court; that is the major thing we can do now, except we are looking towards chaos, and nobody wants chaos”, one of Atiku’s Associates, who requested not to be named, revealed.
“And again, there is a lot wrong with the election figures. Cancelled votes in Kano were over 2 million; then the difference between accredited voters and actual voters is over 700,000 there as well, which shows there are a lot of discrepancies in the figures. We are still working with some of the documents, and I know that for like three days, they have been gathering more and more.”
He also said that a lot of the claims being made by Atiku and the PDP, are backed up by video taping, as the party prepared in advance for the rigging, by sending agents with hidden cameras to the field.
“There are a lot of videos, of course, because there were body cameras on some of the Agents that went to the polling units and ward collation centres”, he said.
“Those ones will be tendered as evidence; and there are some other ones I will not want you to be privy to for now.
“Atiku has set forth to go to the Supreme Court, so he is not even thinking of the Tribunal. Of course, we will start with the Tribunal, but we know that once the Tribunal gives a judgement, the President will definitely appeal against it, if the judgement is against him. The game plan Atiku has given us is for the Supreme Court. He is going all out; he is going totally for it. Atiku is not someone that will start something and will stop halfway, without seeing it off till the very end. He is going all out.”
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