Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led party officials on Monday in a rally outside the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) in Abuja over the election. February 25th.
The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reported that some of the officials included the National President of the PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, and members of the National Affairs Committee.
Ayu sent a letter of party protest to INEC, calling for the annulment of the election in which the Progressive Congress (APC) candidate. Senator Bola Tinubu was declared the winner.
He called on CENI to hold credible elections acceptable to all.
“On behalf of the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the teeming members of the PDP, we present this protest letter to INEC, addresed to the Commission Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
“We do not accept the charades of what has been presented to Nigeria people as election and what has been declared.
“We, therefore call on INEC not only to cancel the election but to re-conduct a very credible election, not only to Nigerians but also the international community,” Ayu said.
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Receiving the letter, the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of, the Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr. Festus Okoye, commended the party for a peaceful protest, promising to submit the letter to the appropriate authorities for necessary action.
“I have received this letter on behalf of the commission, if there are remedial issues to be dealt with, we are going to deal with those remedial issues.
This commission is for the Nigeria people. Our allegiance is for the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“This commission does not have allegiance to any political party or candidate, our allegiance is to the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Okoye said.
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