PDP files presidential election petition Tuesday – Independent Observers

PDP files presidential election petition Tuesday

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By Tunde Niyi-Akinmade

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to file its petition at the presidential election Tribunal, Abuja, challenging the outcome of the 2019 presidential election on Tuesday.

The party made this known at its expanded caucus meeting on Monday which held at its national secretariat, Abuja.

 Uche Secondus, its national chairman, said the decision of the party to seek legal redress was largely informed by what he called the brazen rigging of the polls by the All Progressives Congress(APC)

He alleged that staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were intimidated to carry out the bidding of the ruling party while he criticised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government’s use of the military to harass the electorate in some parts of the country in the course of the elections.

“Nothing will make us waver in the pursuit of justice. The decision to go to court has been finalised and the process has began. We will file our petition today (Monday) or tomorrow (Tuesday). No matter what anyone will do or what the APC will say, we will seek justice to the highest court of the land.

“What happened during this election has never happened in the history of this country. They are celebrating criminality, they are celebrating evil. Our leaders are not talking and if you don’t speak against evil, it will consume everybody.

The National Peace Committee is not saying anything,” he said.

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