By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
After the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the Presidential polls which was conducted on February 23, 2019, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) @ Your Door Campaign has said that the election is far from being over.
In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson, the group said that their candidate and his party still has a lawful way of defending its stolen mandate.
“Our mandate was brazenly stolen at collation centres, where figures of APC swelled and that of PDP shrinked.
” According to reports we saw from civil society groups and foreign observers, Atiku won the polls and should have been declared winner but what was announced was far from what we saw,” it stated.
The group said that it is not just the PDP that was denied the Presidency, but Nigerians are denied a chance of a robust leadership in Atiku Abubakar, a seasoned businessman who has what it takes to turn the nation’s failing economy around.
“Nigeria is the ultimate loser and ts poor masses, are worse off, in a country said to at present harbouring the highest number of poor people,” it added.
While calling on all members of PDP and supporters of Atiku to remain calm and law abiding, the group said that it was sad to have an election marred by several irregularities that saw result announced four days after the conduct.
It thanked Nigerians for overwhelmingly trooping out to vote their candidate, assuring them that all hope was not lost.
National Coordinator of the forum, Comrade Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani said that he is personally pained by the declaration, but is optimistic that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar at the end of the day, would smile last.