Democracy Will Not Be Emasculated in Nigeria – Atiku

I thank the Nigerian people who trooped out in their millions to perform their civic duty this past Saturday. The patriotism of Nigerians is heartwarming and affirms my oft-repeated statement that we are brothers and sisters born from the womb of one mother Nigeria.

With regards to the Presidential elections that took place on February 23, 2019, it is clear that there were manifest and premeditated malpractices in many states which negate the results announced.

One obvious red flag is the statistical impossibility of states ravaged by the war on terror generating much higher voter turnouts than peaceful states. The suppressed votes in my strongholds are so apparent and amateurish, that I am ashamed as a Nigerian that such could be allowed to happen. How can total votes in Akwa-Ibom, for instance, be 50% less than what they were in 2015?

Another glaring anomaly is the disruption of voting in strongholds of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos, Akwa-Ibom, Rivers and diverse other states, with the authorities doing little or nothing and in some cases facilitating these unfortunate situations.

The militarization of the electoral process is a disservice to our democracy and a throwback to the jackboot era of military dictatorship. In some areas of the country, such as, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Imo states, troops deployed for the elections turned their guns on the very citizens they were meant to protect. This is condemnable and should not be associated with our electoral process in the future.

I am a democrat and there are democratic avenues available to present the truth to the nation and the watching world. Already, many international observers have given their verdicts, which corroborate our observations. I am sure more will come in the coming hours and days.

If I had lost in a free and fair election, I would have called the victor within seconds of my being aware of his victory to offer not just my congratulations, but my services to help unite Nigeria by being a bridge between the North and the South.

However, in my democratic struggles for the past three decades, I have never seen our democracy so debased as it was on Saturday, February 23, 2019. 2007 was a challenge, but President Yar’Adua was remorseful. In 2019, it is sad to see those who trampled on democracy thumping their noses down on the Nigerian people.

Consequently, I hereby reject the result of the February 23, 2019 sham election and will be challenging it in court.

I want to assure my supporters and the entire Nigerian people that together, we will not allow democracy to be emasculated.

I hope and pray Nigerians will someday summon the courage to defend democracy. That is the only way we can move away from being the world headquarters for extreme poverty.

Signed:
Waziri Atiku Abubakar
27th February 2019

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7 Responses to Democracy Will Not Be Emasculated in Nigeria – Atiku

  1. Ibanga February 27, 2019 at 10:06 am

    I stand with you Atiku on your move to liberate us from the hands of shameless politicians and serve our next generation from been sold by their grand fathers of their rights all in the name of presidential election.

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  2. Nnadi Christiana February 27, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Go my president @ Atiku Abubakar, we voted you in especially those of us in Abuja, I am with you, I stand with you on this fight to liberate us. Pls do not abandon us the Nigerian people that voted for you sir, we are counting on you sir!

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  4. Onyinyechi Edwin February 28, 2019 at 7:13 am

    We still support u Sir

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  5. Confidence Tochukwu Orjj February 28, 2019 at 8:14 am

    I am strongly in support of you Sir. Our prayers will always be your strength. We will not give evil chance to reign in our land any more. Enough is Enough. Congratulations our President ELECT.

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  6. Yusuf Saleh Dan'dume February 28, 2019 at 10:31 am

    WE NIGERIANS FROM NORTH AND SOUTH WE KEEP UP UP UP SUPPORT YOU SIR ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR WAZIRI ADAMAWA, INSHA ALLAH

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  7. blessing enjebe March 5, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    its unfortunate when I see youth celebrate this present government when they have all demonstrated that they have no regard for the people they think they can steal the peoples mandate?never justice delayed can never be denied I stand by you and all other 180million Nigeria who believe in the future of this country.we must make Nigeria work again and only under your leadership Mr president. I support you 100%.

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