By Beltha Mokube – Wednesday February 27, 2019.
A former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo who’s also a former Nigerian Army General who was President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. Has reacted to the results of the just-ended Presidential Election in Nigeria, National Telegraph has learned.
The former President has indicated that the elections were fraudulent and marked by gross irregularities. “This is the most fraudulent and crooked election Nigeria ever had since the history of democracy in this country, Obasanjo said, referring to election results.
It is appalling and unfortunate that Buhari has wracked the free and fair election methodology PDP adopted in 2015. We are ready to protect and defend our hard earned democracy from the hands of tyrants”, National Telegraph’s
Presidential Elections in the West African country were held, Saturday, February 23, 2019, postponed from February 16, 2019, to elect the President, Vice President, and the National Assembly, but deferrals and violence have been recorded.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of Atiku Abubakar have rejected the preelection results as presented by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the country’s elections body could finish its announcements.
PDP is already poised to challenge the results in court, citing irregularities. The National Chair of PDP, Uche Secondus, had declared the results announced by INEC have been overblown to
Results recorded from the country’s thirty-six (36) states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) show the All Progressives Congress (APC)of the incumbent earned 15,191,847 of the votes as against 11,262,978 for the main opposition party; The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of Atiku Abubakar.
Buhari has however rejected any link to elections fraud and went ahead to the Party’s headquarters in Abuja to address the campaign team. Sitting beside Yemi Osinbajo, the country’s Vice President, Buhari while addressing his team, said; “Nigerians are happy because the economy will improve” He’s expected to be handed over power by 2 PM, Wednesday, February 27, 2019.