The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has expressed confidence that what he called the electoral fraud allegedly committed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will be reversed in due course.
In a statement he issued on Wednesday, he posited that the electoral body violated not only the Electoral Act but its guidelines as well in the conduct of the February 25 presidential exercise and the declaration of results.
Consequently, he noted, the election was grossly tainted and did not reflect the will of the people.
While thanking Nigerians for their high sense of patriotism in bracing the odds to perform their civic duty during the February 25 presidential election, the former vice president said: “I truly appreciate their resilience, tenacity, and courage. It is indeed heart-warming that they have faith in rescuing and rebuilding our great country, as envisioned by our great party, the PDP.
“As attested to by both local and international observers, the result of the February 25 presidential election, as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, was grossly tainted and did not reflect the will of the electorates.
“Nigerians have demonstrated this blatant injustice through different mediums. And for that, I thank them again for their non-violent conduct despite the provocations.