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Atiku seeks PDP review of 2019 polls

Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the op[position Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the 2019 polls, Atiku Abubakar, has proposed to the national leadership of the PDP to set up a committee to review recent elections in the country.

Atiku, who lost the presidential election to the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) gave the advice in his remark at the 87th emergency National Executive Council (NEC) of the PDP at the weekend in Abuja.

The PDP candidate noted that the PDP governed Nigeria well from 1999 to 2015, and as a true democratic party and handed over power to the All Progressives Congress (APC), when it lost the general elections, adding that while the hope of the party was that the APC would continue with good governance, the ruling party had proved Nigerians wrong.

“Therefore, I will like to propose a strong committee to review the last elections and recommend to the party needed reforms to address the challenges in the last elections be set up forthwith.

“But what cannot wait is that we should not take what has been happening in our democratic processes from the role of INEC, role security agencies and the judiciary for granted.

“If we take all these roles for granted, that will be the end of our hard earned struggle and including our founding members, who are today not alive.

“Therefore, as long as we are alive, it is our responsibility to reincarnate the struggle they led that brought about the democracy today that the APC government is threatening,’’ Mr Abubakar said.

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