Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25 election, Atiku Abubakar has made it clear that he is challenging the process leading to the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as President-elect in the interest of Nigerians and democracy.
“The decision to challenge the sham election of February 25, the worst election in our democratic history, is not predicated on my personal interest but for the interest of Nigeria and its people. “It is aimed at deepening democracy and ensuring that we do not confer legitimacy to an outcome of illegitimacy.”
In a statement today, March 25, debunking story making the rounds that he given legitimacy to the presidential election of February 25, Atiku said that the so-called press release did not emanate from him or his office, “and it should be treated with repudiation, untrue, and deliberately contrived by those who illegally appropriated the mandate of the Nigerian people.
He stressed that his lawyers still have his unflinching mandate to challenge the outcome of the February 25 presidential election.
“I join other lovers of democracy in Nigeria and friends of our great country in the outright rejection of the predetermined outcome of the February 25 election.
“I shall continue to challenge the legality of that election, alongside my party, the Peoples Democratic Party.”
Atiku, in the statement he personally signed, said that his commitment to the democratic struggle in Nigeria is beyond an election season.