Buhari, Atiku in tight race but according to the Atiku Abubakar, who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), collated results show that he(Atiku) is leading and on his way to victory.
President leads in Kano, Gombe, Bauchi, Osun state while the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party is ahead in A’Ibom, Edo, Plateau, Ondo.
Making a statement on Sunday through his spokesman, Phrank Shaibu, Atiku added that the initial indications from the PDPs simultaneous vote count (SVC) assures them of victory.
“With strong shares of vote in SS, SE as well as an increased share in SW and NC we are very pleased with the progress the PDP has made. We look forward to sharing some exciting news in other parts of the country very soon, which will confound all the armchair pundits.
“I would like to sincerely thank the millions of people who, despite having to bear the additional burden of a postponed election, came out yesterday to vote for me and the other PDP candidates standing in this election.”
“The people of Nigeria can take solace that very soon the living nightmare of the last four years will come to an end so that together we will get Nigeria working again,” he said.
Atiku went on to task Nigerians to be on vigil so as to ensure that the vote recorded at various polling units are not tapered with by APC forces.
“I am familiar with how brazen and the complete lack of shame the APC can exhibit, but even I was shocked to witness just how low they went last night by accusing the PDP of ‘recruiting armed thugs’ to do just that. Why would we want to do that when we are winning?
“Furthermore, I would like to say how proud I was of PDP supporters who conducted themselves so peacefully despite the significant provocations and threats of violence, removal and burning of ballot boxes and the likes.”
Atiku concluded by tasking President Muhammadu Buhari on his promise of a free and fair election.
“General Buhari you have promised our people and the world that you would conduct ‘free, fair and credible elections’ so please call off the wilder elements within your party and deliver on your promise.”