Breaking: Atiku leads PDP protest March to INEC headquarters

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By Iyojo Ameh

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar is leading a protest in Abuja against the Independent National Electoral Commission after the last Saturday’s controversial presidential election that led to the declaration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the president-elect.

Also joining the protest are the national chairman of the party, Ayu Iyiorcha, chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Adolphus Wabara; Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal; Chief Raymond Dokpesi; former Adamawa State Governor, Boni Haruna among other chieftains.

Recall that PDP and Labour Party had rejected the outcome of the election, vowing to challenge it in the court.

The Chairman of the party, Ayu and the Vice presidential candidate, Okowa had earlier indicated that they will lead other stalwarts and members of the party in a protest at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja on Monday against the outcome of the presidential election.

Also recall that, INEC declared Bola Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the election and President-elect of the presidential poll held on February 25.

Tinubu polled 8,794,726 votes to defeat Atiku Abubakar of the PDP who had 6,984,520 votes, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) who secured 6,101,533 votes.

But Atiku and the PDP rejected the declaration of Tinubu as the president-elect, saying the election was marred with infractions and would challenge it in court.

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