The Spokesman for the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, has mocked Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Peter Obi of the Labour Party for claiming that they won during the February 25 presidential election.
The presidential election was fiercely contested by Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress; Atiku Abubakar; Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party.
However, after a successful conduct of the election, the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the candidate of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the winner of the poll, polling 8,794,722 votes.
However, during the collation and announcement, and even after, at separate press conferences in Abuja, Obi and Atiku rejected the presidential election results declared by INEC, claiming that the electoral process was flawed with irregularities.
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, in a collage photo alongside a caption via his Twitter handle on Sunday, said the two candidates claiming election victory are confused.
According to him, Atiku and Obi were divided before the presidential election and are still divided after the poll.
He captioned the picture, “Confusion break bones.”
‘Confusion break bones’. 😁😁😁 pic.twitter.com/GmcwAa6XDu
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) March 12, 2023
The PDP and LP have expressed dissatisfaction with the electoral process, particularly the transmission of results, demanding that the presidential election be conducted afresh, insisting it was “far from being fair or transparent”.
Datti Baba-Ahmed, the vice-presidential candidate of LP, claims his party won the election “but it was rigged”.
Like his running mate, Obi has also indicated that the LP would seek redress in court.
Similarly, Atiku has maintained that the election was marred by manipulations and should be challenged.
Given the stance of the opposition presidential candidates, it appears all roads lead to the judiciary.
Meanwhile, the leadership of the PDP and their supporters on March 6, stormed the headquarters of INEC in Abuja demanding the cancellation of the 25 February presidential election.
Led by its National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the Director General of his campaign and Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, the party also submitted a petition to the commission.