The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has declared that he will continue to challenge the legality of the February 25 presidential election which produced Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the President-elect.
Atiku, who denied accepting the outcome of the presidential election, said a press release claiming that he had accepted the outcome of the just concluded poll was untrue.
The former Vice President made this known via a statement he personally issued on Saturday.
The PDP presidential flag-bearer stressed that his lawyers have his support to challenge the outcome of the February 25 presidential poll, describing the election as the “worst election” in Nigeria.
Atiku said: “I have been notified of a fake press release attributed to me and purportedly giving legitimacy to the widely rigged presidential election of February 25.
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“The so-called press release did not emanate from me or my office, and it should be treated with repudiation, untrue, and deliberately contrived by those who illegally appropriated the mandate of the Nigerian people.
“For the avoidance of any doubt, I wish to state categorically that my lawyers still have my unflinching mandate to challenge the outcome of the February 25 presidential election.
“I join other lovers of democracy in Nigeria and friends of our great country in the outright rejection of the predetermined outcome of the February 25 election.
“I shall continue to challenge the legality of that election, alongside my party, the Peoples Democratic Party.
“The decision to challenge the sham election of February 25, the worst election in our democratic history, is not predicated on my personal interest but for the interest of Nigeria and its people. It is aimed at deepening democracy and ensuring that we do not confer legitimacy to an outcome of illegitimacy.
“My commitment to the democratic struggle in Nigeria is beyond an election season,” the former Vice President noted.
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