Nigerian Elections To Heighten Violence As Atiku Rejects Early Results.

By Tina Nganda – Monday February 25, 2019.

Nigerian Elections To Heighten Violence As Atiku Rejects Early Results.

One of the political parties that competed in the just-ended Nigerian Elections have rejected early results, National Telegraph has been told. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), of Atiku Abubakar has rejected the presidential and parliamentary election results even before the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the country’s elections body could finish its announcements.

The National Chair of PDP, Uche Secondus, in a press briefing has declared the results so far announced by INEC have been overblown to favour the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of the incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari.

 Uche Secondus said the results are full of what he described as “irregularities” and therefore, “incorrect and unacceptable.”  “Our collation centres have the original results from all the polling units in the country, he added.

Going forward, he said “That is from where are going to reclaim our results,” he said, adding that “The results are incorrect and unacceptable to our party. Officials of the APC working with INEC have decided to alter results to affect our people.

This must now be resisted by every well-meaning Nigerian. “INEC must live up to its responsibility. They are under pressure. We have the facts and when the time comes, we begin to release them.”, he has declared. 

Atiku Abubakar, a Nigerian politician and Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at this 2019 Nigerian general election who served as the 11th vice-president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 has had his party parade results showing he won.

Presidential elections have been held, Saturday, February 23, 2019, postponed from February 16, 2019, to elect the President, Vice President, and the National Assembly. 

Parts of the results have already been read Monday, February 25, 2019, by Mahmood Yakubu, Chair of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the country’s elections body in the presence of both National and International observers, already indicating Buhari is a winner.

Buhari already won in some states including; Ekiti, Gombe, Kebbi, Kwara, Nasarawa, and Osun.  Violent scenes have already been reported with deaths already at some 39 persons. The Nigerian police have confirmed the arrests of 128 persons following election-related issues but are yet to make a statement on the deaths.

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