Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has rejected the result of the February 23 presidential poll.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate President Muhammadu Buhari winner of the election.
Atiku, in a statement on Wednesday, said he would be challenging the election result in court, as the contest was marred by what he called “premeditated malpractices” in many states across the country, which vitiated the result declared by the electoral commission.
In the statement entitled “Democracy Will Not Be Emasculated in Nigeria,” the PDP candidate expressed appreciation to Nigerians for coming out en mass to cast their votes during the presidential election. He reassured Nigerians that he would not allow democracy in the country to be weakened.