Elections Were Free And Fair, Says Buhari
March 1, 2019
*This election is not free and fair. I will challenge the outcome in court — Atiku
President Muhammadu Buhari has said there were no doubts as to his re-election as the exercise according to both local and foreign observers was free and fair.
“From the comment of several observers both local and foreign, it is obvious that the elections were both free and fair,” he said on Wednesday after receiving his Certificate of Return at the International Collation Centre in Abuja.
The President polled a total of 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, who scored 11,262,978 votes.
Atiku, however, believes the election was not free and fair and has vowed to challenge the outcome.
Among other things, the PDP candidate condemned what he described as “the militarization of the electoral process”, saying it is a “disservice to our democracy” even as some states were fraught with electoral violence.