By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The SA Youth & Support Groups to Atiku Abubakar GCON, Amb Aliyu Bin Abbas in his reaction to the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the 2019 Presidential polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a travesty which has dampened all genuine Nigerians.
He expressed this in a statement issued in reaction to the declaration made by INEC at about 4:30am on Wednesday February 27, 2019.
“We know that all genuine and truthful people are dampened by this brutal electoral rape of the conscience of the nation by the forces of terror masquerading under INEC and the Nigerian military,” he said.
In the text of the statement titled, ‘APPEAL FOR CALM BUT WITH STOIC FORTITUDE’ he called on Nigerians at home and abroad to rise up in defence of the country’s democracy.
“Fellow Nigerian Youths and all well meaning Nigerians at home and abroad and the international community are encouraged to stand up and defend democracy or stand the dangerous consequences of allowing impunity and rascality of the ruling APC gov’t of Gen Muhammadu Buhari,” he said.
He therefore, appealed for calm, while assuring that all lawful means would be employed in reclaiming the mandate.
“I am appealing for calm and caution in line with the resolution and resolve of Nigeria’s father of the nation and the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) His Excellency Atiku Abubakar GCON to ensure that he will not allow democracy to be emasculated and thus have rejected the results in all its entirety. In his words ”
“With regards to the Presidential elections that took place on February 23, 2019, it is clear that there were manifest and premeditated malpractices in many states which negate the results announced.
“Consequently, I hereby reject the result of the February 23, 2019 sham election and will be challenging it in court”
“The only way for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing. Democracy stands for truth and justice. That is pur stand, believing that eternal vigilance is the price of freedom,” he concluded.