Struggle for Restructuring Must Continue as Court will restore My Stolen Mandate – Atiku

By Editor on 20/03/2019

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Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party assures supporters that the court will restore his stolen mandate in the February 23, presidential election

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 23, presidential election, is confident that he will claim what he described as his stolen mandate at the court.

Atiku reiterated on Wednesday in Abuja, when he paid a thank you visit leaders and Elders of regional groups, the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Middle Belt Forum and the Northern leaders and Elders Assembly at the Asokoro residence of Edwin Clark, former federal commissioner for Information and South South Leader, that there will be justice and the Judiciary would live up to expectation by giving him the mandate as the rightful winner of the election.

He also said that the struggle to restructure Nigeria must continue as the coexistence of the country depends on it.

He urged Nigerians not to be afraid of restructuring as the country had been restructured in the past.

He expressed gratitude to the elders for the support they gave to him before, during and after the election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had declared President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC,  the winner of the 2019 presidential election.

According to the results by INEC, Buhari defeated the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar with over 15,191,847 votes, winning in 19 of the 36 states.

Atiku on Monday filed a petition at the tribunal, challenging the validity of the election in which Buhari was returned for a second term.

Atiku said: “We still have confidence in our courts and we believe justice will be done. But the most important thing here is that between ourselves, we have been able to galvanize the people of this country to think alike and in unity.

“Of course, we have also come to realize and accept that the basis of our unity, our coexistence lies fundamentally on restructuring this country so that every part of this country can have a sense of belonging and have the opportunity to exploit their human and materiel resources for the development of the citizens while remaining in the same country.

“I therefore believe this struggle is a struggle that we must continue together and we will achieve it and I believe it is also achievable. I strongly commit myself to that. And Nigerians don’t have anything to fear or dread about restructuring of this country. After all, we started as a restructured federation and everybody felt at home with that arrangement.

“Of course, over the years, we all know how the military has virtually brought a unitary federation. Therefore, I want to thank you very much indeed for your support. The results we have achieved, particularly myself and the party I represent would not have been possible without your support across the country.

“Once again, I thank you very much indeed and look forward to continued relationship until our objectives are achieved.”

Posted 20/03/2019 11:05:04 PM


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