PDP Protest Over Presidential Election Result

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa have led a protest at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja.

The action follows the outcome of the February 25 presidential election, which placed the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party winner of the poll.

INEC had announced that Tinubu pulled 8,794,726 votes to defeat his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP who had 6,984,520 votes, followed by Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi who secured 6,101,533 votes.

PDP leaders as well as supporters have stormed the INEC headquarters to protest over the ill conduct of the poll by the electoral umpire.

The presidential candidate of the party had also rejected the declaration of Tinubu as the president-elect, noting that the election was marred with infractions and would challenge it in court.

Speaking at INEC headquarters, Atiku said the protest would continue every day or every other day.

According to him, “We are protesting and we have every right to protest. It doesn’t stop us from going to court. The fact is that we are protesting. We will protest for a very long time. Either every day or every other day. 

Chairman of the party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu and other leaders and Party supporters were seen wearing black clothes in protest from the Legacy House Maitama 

Some of the chieftains include Ibrahim Bashir for the Director General (DG) of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), the Chairman of PCC and Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel; the DG of PCC and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal.

Others are Governors of Bayelsa, Edo, Adamawa, Bauchi, Taraba and Osun States; Former Senate Presidents, Senator David Mark and Senator Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, BOT members, NEC members, PDP Senators and House of Representatives Members, NWC members of the party, DDGs, Directors, Deputies and Assistant Directors of NCMC;

Members of the PCC; Leadership of People Living With Disabilities and all other Stakeholders also joined in the protest.

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