Presidential Election Grand Theft Of People’s Will, Atiku Says



The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has described Saturday’s presidential elections as a grand theft of the will of Nigerians.

Atiku said this at a World Press Conference at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja, on Wednesday, saying that democracy was a government of the people by the people only when the people’s choice prevailed.

“That did not happen on Saturday, February 23, 2019. On election day, we saw the implementation of grand theft of the people’s will.

“In Akwa Ibom, for instance, the results showed a statistical impossibility of a 62 per cent drop in voter numbers from the 2015 elections, even where voter registration and PVC collection rates were much higher than in 2015. This is where voter suppression took place.

“Our party made these observations and complaints before the elections that there were plans to implement voter suppression on PDP or opposition strongholds and voter increase in APC strongholds,” he said.

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