The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, has called the attention of Nigerians to what he terms the “game plan of upturning the democratic wishes of the people of Adamawa State” in the governorship election in the State.
Atiku, in a press release signed by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, said the initial decision of the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Adamawa State to declare the APC candidate, Aisha Binani, as the winner of the election, is a case study to the shambolic nature of the 2023 elections in general.
“Here in Adamawa, we are witnesses to a novel practice in election management where a Resident Electoral Commissioner announced the loser of an election as a winner.
“It is not in doubt that INEC has approached the Adamawa State election with a preset agenda of declaring the APC at all cost.
“It is, therefore, on this note that we wish to call the attention of the world to the scheme being perpetrated by INEC to compromise the electoral wishes of the people of Adamawa State.
“We also wish to inform the world that such behaviour by INEC has a natural consequence of unsettling the peace and security of the society.
“We have seen how INEC conducted the February 25 and March 18 elections against the run of play and challenging cheated candidates to go to the court, knowing full well the agenda that they are up to.