Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, 2nd and 3rd in the presidential election, contest the ballot

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In the aftermath of Bola Tinubu’s election as Nigeria’s president, the opposition is getting into battle order to contest a poll that they say is marred by irregularity.

With our correspondent in Lagos, Liza Fabbian

The two main Nigerian opponents do not have enough harsh words for the Independent Electoral Commission, accused of having maneuvered to bring Bola Tinubu of the APC to power. Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party and Peter Obi of the Labor Party both spoke on Thursday to denounce a flawed process and announce that they would take legal action.

Peter Obi, officially in third place, even asserts that he won the presidential election. ” I believe that if you want to be called “Your Excellency”, then the process that brought you to power must be excellent. And I want to assure the Nigerian people that we will explore all legal and peaceful options to regain our mandate. We won the elections, and we will prove it to Nigerians “, did he declare.

A little later in the day, Atiku Abubakar took the floor. He, too, said his lawyers were working towards an appeal. “ The dreams and aspirations of Nigerians have been shattered because of the attitude of the Electoral Commission which has utterly failed to fulfill their expectations, he denounced. The elections this weekend were neither free nor fair. It was a violation of democracy. »

For his part, the elected president Bola Tinubu displays a willingly unifying attitude. He has ” reached out » to his opponents and invited them to « work with [lui] ».

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