After losing the election to Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, the president-elect, the Peoples Democratic Party’s Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is prepared to continue his protests against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
As a protest against the election outcome, Atiku stormed the INEC headquarters in Abuja five days after Tinubu was named the winner of the February 25 presidential election together with several PDP officials and party members.
Aminu Tambuwal, the governor of Sokoto State, and Darius Ishaku, the governor of Taraba State, as well as Senator Dino Melaye and other senior party officials, all joined the protest.
Atiku said that the protest will go on while speaking to reporters outside the INEC offices.
“All the provisions of the current electoral law have been completely contravened. We were protesting and then INEC was not listening and went on to announce the result. That is why we are protesting. We have the right to protest and it will continue for a very long time, either every day or any other day. We have the right to protest under the constitution, and it doesn’t stop us from going to the court,’’ he said.
In response to the PDP demonstration on Monday, the APC suggested that Atiku hire attorneys to present his case in court rather than organizing a street protest.