The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has told his supporters not to be discouraged promising them that the battle to retrieve “our stolen” mandate was on the way.
Atiku made this known through the Director Public Affairs of PDP Presidential Campaign Committee, Senator Dino Melaye, in Abuja, on Wednesday.
Vanguard reports that in a his message to supporters he said, “A clarion call on all Atiku’s supporters all over the world not be perturbed.
“Weeping may tarry till night but joy cometh in the morning. This grave injustice shall not stand.
“The battle to retrieve our stolen mandate is a battle of no retreat, no surrender. We shall overcome.”
He condemned the announcement of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu as winner of the last Saturday’s Presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Tinubu and his running mate, Vice President-Elect, Kassim Shettima, we’re presented with their certificates of return by the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, also on Wednesday.
Recall that the elections was keenly contested among the three power horeses; Peter Obi of the Labour Party, Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party flag bearer, and the All Progressive Congress’ Asiwaju BolaTinubu who emerged winner as announced in the early hours of Wednesday by the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu