Femi Fani-Kayode, a former aviation minister and leading opposition voice in Nigeria, has called on former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, to take steps to reclaim his mandate at the February 23 polls.
In an e-mailed statement to The Trent on Tuesday, February 27, 2019, Chief Fani-Kayode said that the election results released so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, are fake and called on Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to reject the results, and give the Buhari government an ultimatum to release the correct results.
“The truth is that the election was a charade! Atiku should now brace up to defend the choice of millions of Nigerians who risked their lives on Saturday and defied tyranny and oppression, and spoke through the ballot,” he wrote.
“He and PDP must reject the results and give the Federal Government an ultimatum to declare the authentic results, failure of which he will form a Government and order civil disobedience throughout the nation! If this charade is allowed to stand, the country is finished!
“Then the authentic results collated by PDP from the 119,000 PUs must be released to the public and the international community!”
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has already rejected the results of the election and summoned an emergency meeting of its legal team.
The results announced on Monday by INEC showed that the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari was leading.