PDP, like LP, rejects polls result, vows to retrieve mandate


Like the Labour Party, the Atiku-Okowa Presidential Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party has rejected the outcome of the presidential election and vowed to challenge same in court.

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The candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, had been declared as the President-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The campaign council also urged party supporters not to be worried as efforts are being made to retrieve the party’s mandate.

Speaking on Wednesday evening through a statement by the spokesperson and Director, Public Affairs of the campaign committee, Dino Melaye, described the outcome of the election a “grave injustice.”

Melaye in a terse statement stated, “A clarion call on all Atiku’s supporters all over the world not to be perturbed. Weeping may tarry till night but joy cometh in the morning. This grave injustice shall not stand. The battle to retrieve our stolen mandate is a battle of no retreat, no surrender. We shall overcome.”

INEC chairman, Yakubu Mahmoud, in the early hours of Wednesday, announced Tinubu as the President-elect, after polling 8,794,726 votes to defeat his closest rival, Atiku who polled 6,984,520 and the Labour Party’s Peter Obi who polled 6,101,533.