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Opposition chief calls the Nigerian elections a ‘rape of democracy’

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Atiku Abubakar, the chief of the Folks’s Democratic Get together and Nigerian presidential candidate speaks to the press following the announcement by INEC (Impartial Nigerian Electoral Fee) confirming his rival Bola Tinubu because the winner of the elections.

“The weekend election was neither free nor truthful. Preliminary assessments point out that it’s the worst carried out elections because the return to democratic rule. The manipulation and fraud that attended this election was unprecedented within the historical past of our nation. It was certainly, a rape of democracy.”

Nigeria’s opposition renewed requires the election outcome to be overturned on Thursday, a day after the nation introduced its new president-elect.

“It’s my hope that the judiciary will redeem itself this time round and rise to the society’s expectation because the final hope of our folks,” Folks’s Democratic Get together candidate Atiku Abubakar stated at a information convention in Abuja.

He stated that the election was “grossly flawed” and “have to be challenged.”

At the least 4 different events have joined him in difficult the outcomes and so they have three weeks to take action.

However an election can solely be invalidated if it’s confirmed that the nationwide electoral physique didn’t comply with the legislation and acted in ways in which may have modified the outcome.

None of Nigeria’s presidential election outcomes have ever been overturned by the nation’s supreme courtroom.

President-elect Bola Tinubu from the ruling celebration obtained 37% of the vote in final weekend’s election and shall be Nigeria’s first president to take workplace with lower than 50%, analysts say.

The principle opposition candidate, Atiku Abubakar, obtained received 29% of the vote, whereas third-place finisher Peter Obi of Labour bought 25%, in accordance with official outcomes.