Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded Presidential election has warned President Muhammadu Buhari that “tension are building up in the land”.
Vanguard reports that Atiku stated this when he presented a six-point demand to the Federal Government.
Top on the demand was unfreezing of opposition politicians’ bank accounts.
Another major demand presented to the former Head of State and Chairman of the National Peace Committee, (NPC) Geneneral Abdulsalam Abubakar (rtd) was demilitarisarion of subsequent polls.
The NPC is expected to meet President Muhammadu Buhari government with the demands.
Other demands by Atiku were:
*That accreditation of voters should take place before voting in subsequent elections.
*That there should be no deployment of the military in subsequent elections.
*That INEC should open its back end server to all participating parties.
*That there should be a release of all politicians detained illegally by FG.
A source at the meeting disclosed to Vanguard that Atiku “warned that tensions are building up in the land.”
Atiku and his team including his running mate, Mr. Peter Obi, informed the group that the election of Feb 23 was the worst in 20 years since the country returned to democratic rule. and that it was marked by brazen rigging with no consideration to the will of the people.
They listed the following as issues they had with the Presidential polls:
*Deployment of the military was unconstitutional and in breach of Supreme Court judgement.
*That resultantly, a lot of malpractices between the INEC officers, the ruling party and the military took place to undermine the votes/voters of the PDP.
*That there was collaboration between INEC and FG to undermine the sanctity of the votes of the people.
*That this is the worst election in 20 years. No improvement from 2015.
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