The youth wing of People’s Democratic Party in Kaduna State has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Judiciary to correct the mistakes of the just concluded general elections.
This was contained in a statement issued yesterday by the group’s leader
Alhaji Aliyu Bello, adding that the presidential election remained the biggest contentious process of the 21st Century.
The statement reads: “We believe strongly that INEC manipulated the result of the presidential election at all levels in favour of the ruling APC. This is because, in view of the worsening security situation, poverty and want, increased unemployment and inflation and the general economic downturn over the past four years, it will be unfair for anyone to think that majority of Nigerians world senselessly vote to reinforce their suffering.
“Obviously, it was Alhaji Atiku Abubakar that the people voted. Thus, we support Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s petition before the tribunal, and believe without any iota of doubt, the Atiku legal team shall prove Atiku’s case at the tribunal beyond reasonable doubt.”
The North West coordinator of the Atiku team added that the rest of Africa was watching hence the need for the judiciary to rise up to the occasion.
“Our judiciary must rise to the occasion and set the pace for Africa and the black race. Their Lordships must make a very strong statement against electoral fraud and fraudsters. Never again should perpetrators of electoral fraud be allowed to enjoy stolen mandates.
“We also call on INEC to cooperate with all parties to help the tribunal come up with just, fair and credible judgement. It is bad enough, that despite the hundreds of billions of taxpayers money expended on that election, the outcome failed to meet with globally acceptable standards and hence the various litigations before the tribunal. INEC must cooperate with the tribunal to correct its mistakes and return power to the people”.