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‘Atiku will not make any call to Buhari to concede the election’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar will not concede Saturday presidential election to President Muhammadu Buhari the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate just as it said that the party has started collating evidence to challenge the results being announced by INEC.

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Former vice-President Atiku Abubakar speaks during the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on October 6, 2018.
Nigeria’s main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has picked Abubakar to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking a second term in presidential polls scheduled for February 2019. / AFP PHOTO /

According to TheCable’s PDP sources Kanu Agabi, former attorney-general of the federation, is leading a team of lawyers that will challenge the result being announced by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the presidential election petitions tribunal of the Federal Court of Appeal, Abuja.

“We are currently collating evidence to challenge the results being announced by INEC. We have been asking them to give us the data of of the card readers used in Borno, Yobe and Nasarawa states but they have so far refused. This is daylight robbery,” a PDP source said.

“I can also tell you that Atiku will not make any call to Buhari to concede the election.”

The legal team was inaugurated by Bukola Saraki, the director-general of the PDP presidential campaign, on Tuesday evening at the Legacy House, Abuja.

Atiku could not attend meeting as he was observing “bed rest”, according to source in the know.

The legal team had summoned an emergency meeting to review complaints about the presidential election and decide on the way forward.

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