Withdraw Tinubu’s Certificate of Return in line with Section 65 of Electoral Act – PDP tells INEC
The National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to withdraw the Certificate of Return delivered to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu.
The PDP also wants INEC to cancel the presidential poll declaration in line with Section 65 of the Electoral Act 2022……..Continue Reading
The main opposition party stated this while rejecting the declaration and return of Tinubu as Nigeria’s President-elect by the INEC.
This was contained in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba, on Thursday.
The statement partly read, “The PDP demands that INEC immediately withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the Presidential Candidate of the APC and cancel the Presidential election declaration in line with its powers under Section 65 of the Electoral Act 2022.
“The PDP holds that its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, clearly won the February 25, Presidential election, having evidently scored the majority of lawful votes cast by Nigerians at the Polling Units.
“Sadly, the [Presidential] election was marred by deliberate malpractices, including the non-use of the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System and INEC’s refusal or failure to transmit the results from Polling Units directly to its Server or Website in flagrant violation of Section 60 (4)(b) of the Electoral Act 2022.
“This violation of the Electoral Act by INEC, as attested to by political parties, voters, Nigerians of all walks of life as well as local and International Observers, paved the way for the alteration, falsification, switching of results and allocation of figures in favour of the APC.”
Tinubu was announced the winner of the February 25 presidential election on Wednesday morning.
The former Lagos State governor defeated PDP’s Atiku Abubakar, Labour Party’s Peter Obi and NNPP’s Rabiu Kwankwaso, among others.
Tinubu received his Certificate of Return in Abuja on Wednesday.
Tinubu is expected to be sworn in as the next President of Nigeria in the coming days.
Meanwhile, the Labour Party and NNPP have already rejected the outcome of the Presidential election.