- Buhari vows to reclaim stolen mandate in Akwa Ibom
- He says INEC worked for PDP in Akwa Ibom
The victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the just concluded February 23 presidential election and award of INEC certificate of return to him hasn’t discouraged him from pointing accusing finger at Nigeria’s electoral umpire.
“Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) worked for PDP in Akwa Ibom,” Buhari alleges.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo represented Buhari at a town hall meeting with elders and stakeholders of the APC in Uyo, the state capital.
He pointed out that it was not possible that Senator Godswill Akpabio lost the election in his district.
Buhari vows to reclaim stolen mandate in Akwa Ibom
Buhari promised that the issues would be addressed and that “everything stolen would be restored”.
“What happened on February 23 was robbery. The votes of the people were stolen but we are not deterred. The president sent me to thank you today. We are going to make sure that everything that was stolen on the February 23 would be restored.
“It is not possible that Senator Godswill Akpabio lost. We are in no doubt that Senator Akpabio is the elected senator of Akwa Ibom North West senatorial district. I and Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the party, have been in the opposition for long and we cannot be defeated anymore.
“Everyone of you should go out to vote on Saturday and defend your votes; we cannot be cheated. Not only you, but tell your neighbours to vote for Obong Nsima Ekere and all APC candidates. Wait for your votes to be counted. It is the duty of the federal government to provide security and we will do that. We will recover every one of our votes.”
InfomediaNG noticed that the two major political parties accused each other at their stronghold.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of Peoples’ Democratic Party is bent on challenging Buhari’s victory in court.