Former Presidential Aspirant, Adamu Garba, has mocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar, his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa, and supporters over Monday’s protest at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Abuja.
Hotnewsdrop reports that the PDP Chairman Iyorchia Ayu, and other leaders and supporters of the party gathered at the Legacy House, Maitama, wearing black clothes as they marched to the INEC National Headquarters.
This is coming barely a week after INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu announced the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, as President-elect.
Reacting to the protest, Adamu Garba made a mockery of Atiku and PDP supporters saying the protest was literally scanty.
He further described the move by PDP and Atiku as a typical classless protest.
In his words: “My office is two blocks away from the INEC office, from my window, I can count fewer than 500 people protesting with Atiku Abubakar. I can also hear Dino Melaye’s voice shouting PDP and singing Ole. A typical agbero-class protest. This is condescending.”
Your Grievances With Tinubu’s Victory Is Normal
A founding member of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Tanko Yakasai, has said it is normal for other presidential candidates to be aggrieved with the victory of Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the just-concluded presidential election.
Hotnewsdrop recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, as the winner of the February 25th presidential election.
According to the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, 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 scored 6,101,533 votes.
However, the PDP, LP, and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) rejected the results of the election and demanded a cancelation of the exercise.
Speaking at a press conference organised by the Northern Alliance Committee to congratulate Tinubu on his emergence as president-elect, Yakasai said despite the ongoing protest against the outcome of the 2023 presidential election and its being challenged in court, “the minority will have their say, while the majority will have their way at the end of the day.”
According to him, it was normal for politicians to feel aggrieved and reject the outcome of the election, a trend he said had been the case since 1951 when elections were first conducted in Nigeria.