The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25 election, Atiku Abubakar has in a press release on Sunday signed by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, said that the initial decision of the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Adamawa State to declare the APC candidate, Sen. Aisha Binani, as the winner of the election, is a case study to the shambolic nature of the 2023 elections in general.
He therefore called the attention of Nigerians to the game plan of upturning the democratic wishes of the people of Adamawa State in the governorship election in the state.
Atiku also used the medium to inform everyone that such behaviour by INEC has a natural consequence of unsettling the peace and security of the society.
He stated that it must be put on record that the people of Adamawa State will not allow themselves to be cheated three times in a row and whatever the consequences of the scheme being scripted, both the INEC and those vested with state powers should be blamed for the consequences of such actions.
The statement recalls that it was the same Resident Electoral Commissioner who pressured the Returning Officer to manipulate the results of the contentious Fufore Local Government Area in the March 18 governorship election.
Atiku added: “We demand the immediate resumption of the collation of results and its finalisation today.
“It is also our demand that the Adamawa REC and any other parties complicit in this treasonable act should be arrested immediately and prosecuted to the full extent of the law to serve as a deterrent to anti-democratic forces who may want to torpedo our democracy and provoke violence in our country.”