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Senator Saraki Describes 2019 General Elections As Shame To Nigeria

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki

The Senate President, who was Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has described the just concluded general elections in the country, especially the Presidential election as shame to Nigeria.

He vowed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the February 23 Presidential poll would be short-lived.

“If anybody believes that it (Presidential election) is a loss to PDP, it is a loss to the country; history will not forgive. We said it many times here that the worst to do is to do an election that, as a country Nigeria, will not be proud of.

Saraki, who spoke at the opening session of the PDP National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting yesterday, Wednesday in Abuja, insisted that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must defeat Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

“First of all, the true reflection of the presidential election showed the kind of character that the PDP has. I think that is something that we should build on.

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“My own appeal to everybody is to say this victory that the other party has seen is going to be short-lived. We have a great future ahead and I believe we will start that on Saturday, to make sure that we defend those five states that are declared inconclusive.

“We have done an election that no doubt anybody and even those that think they have won are ashamed of the kind of election that we did.

“I think it is a shame to the country and to those that were given that responsibility to do.

“We are setting a bad example, not only in Nigeria, but in the continent when we bring militarisation into our election.”