Former Nigeria’s Vice President Atiku Abubakar has made it clear that any attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC) “to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat will be resisted with every legitimate and democratic means at our disposal.”
Reacting to yesterday’s governorship election in Osun State which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has today, Sunday, declared inconclusive, Atiku, who is a presidential aspirant in the PDP, asked INEC “to resist any and every temptation to be used to tamper with the will of the people of Osun State.”
He assured the PDP governorship candidate in the inconclusive election, Senator Ademola Adeleke that he stands with him and the people of Osun.
“In good times and bad times, the PDP and I will always be with Senator Adeleke and the good people of Osun.
“I hereby offer Senator Adeleke and the Osun State chapter of the PDP my right hand of fellowship as they work to retrieve their victory, which is already in sight.
“The vote against APC was overwhelming; the people are not happy with status quo.
“We must all stand united at this point in time. The PDP secured a simple majority, even with the ₦16.7 billion that the federal government surreptitiously paid to the incumbent Osun State APC government, and the desperate Tradermoni bait that Vice President Osinbajo dangled at the electorate in Osun. This is a testament to the fact that the APC has lost favour all over Nigeria.
“What has happened in Osun State is a turning point and our people have spoken and democracy is safe. INEC must do the needful.”