Nigeria: Leading opposition party, PDP, rejects election results
Declaration of Saturday presidential and national assembly election results are underway in Abuja.
Although the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is showing some strength in the declared states and the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), the party has rejected the results, saying they do not tally with the results they already collated.
On Sunday, PDP presidential candidate and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar said he was leading the polls.
The National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, in a press briefing currently ongoing said the results being announced by INEC are inflated in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. According to Secondus, the results have fraught with “irregularities” and therefore, “incorrect and unacceptable.” According to him, “Our collation centres have the original results from all the polling units in the country. That is from where are going to reclaim our results,” he said. “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.”