According to the media aide of Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential candidate in the February 25th general elections, his principal is challenging the election results, not for personal gain, but to uphold the country’s democracy.
Mr Paul Ibe, the media aide to Atiku revealed this in an interview with Saturday PUNCH, where he also said the ex-vice President will walk the entire distance to challenge what he called, “INEC’s breach of its own rules and guidelines.”
“Has the real outcome of the exercise been shown to the people? Nigerians, home and abroad were excited at the prospect of a technologically driven election this year. Before the election, mock tests were conducted on the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System and the Chairman of the commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, expressed optimism that BVAS would work. He called it the game changer.”
“If billions of naira were released for the procurement of the BVAS, shouldn’t Nigerians ask question why the device was now compromised during the election? If results as were being announced by Yakubu had not been uploaded on INEC’s viewing portal, won’t the commission tell Nigerians what happened? These are the issues we are talking about today,” he said.
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