Atiku called the election that made Tinubu the president-elect a “rape of democracy” while speaking at an ongoing press conference in Abuja.
“Making up for Saturday’s errors is not my fight. I’m carrying on my fight to improve living conditions for our people and enhance democracy with this project. It is necessary to discuss the young of Nigeria’s future.
I want to beg Nigerians to behave peacefully despite the fact that I am aware that they, especially the young people, are suffering greatly as a result of the recent events. I pledge to fight tirelessly to bring about true democracy in Nigeria—a system that respects your voice and your vote and fosters stability, wealth, and peace. Moreover, he said “Nigeria serves as a metaphor for both Africa’s future and the Black World.
According to Atiku, Nigeria’s prospects of reviving the nation in the 2023 presidential election were harmed by the Independent National Election Commission’s activities.
Our country and its citizens have the ideal chance to start again during the 2023 presidential election. The Election Act of 2022 provides the case’s legal foundation in addition to the advantage of BVAS technology. Nigerians were helpful because there were so many of them and because they were so well prepared for travel.
Nigerians who overcame all obstacles to cast their ballots on February 25, 2023, were disillusioned and had their hopes and ambitions destroyed by the Independent National Election Commission’s activities. Election voting over the weekend was neither fair nor free.
Early analyses indicate that these elections were conducted in the worst way since democracy was restored. Election fraud and manipulation marred this one on a scale not seen before in the history of our country.
Given the numerous complaints of irregularities, such as evading the BVAS, failing to upload to the IREV, and the unprecedented cancellations and disenfranchisements of millions of voters in contravention of the Electoral Act and the commission’s own guidelines, I still don’t fully understand why the electoral umpire was in such a rush to finish collation and announce the results. Real violations of democracy had occurred.
“I have concluded that the methods and outcomes of the President and National Parliament elections held last Saturday were seriously defective in every important area and must be contested,” stated party leaders and Nigerians from various socioeconomic backgrounds contacted.