The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last week’s election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has presented a six-point demand to the Federal Government .
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the just concluded election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Thursday night met with
Top on the demand was unfreezing of opposition politicians’ bank accounts.
Another major demand presented to the former military Head of State and Chairman of the National Peace Committee, NPC, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd), the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, and other members of the National Peace Committee, was demilitarisarion of subsequent polls.
Gen. Abubakar led members of the committee to a meeting with Atiku and his running mate, Mr. Peter Obi in Abuja yesterday night.
The NPC is expected to meet President Muhammadu Buhari government with the demands
Other demands by Atiku were:
*That accreditation of voters should take place before voting in subsequent elections.
*That there should be no deployment of the military in subsequent elections.
* That INEC should open its back end server to all participating parties.
*That there should be a release of all politicians detained illegally by FG.
NPC team included Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Bishop Kukah and Rev. Fr Atta Barkindo.
Also at the meeting were PDP leaders, including Senate President Bukola Saraki; PDP Chairman Uche Secondus and House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara.
Atiku and his team informed the group that the election of Feb 23 was the worst in 20 years since the country returned to democratic rule. and that it was marked by brazen rigging with no consideration to the will of the people.
They listed the following as issues they had with the Presidential polls:
*Deployment of the military was unconstitutional and in breach of Supreme Court judgement.
*That resultantly, a lot of malpractices between the INEC officers, the ruling party and the military took place to undermine the votes/voters of the PDP.
*That there was collaboration between INEC and FG to undermine the sanctity of the votes of the people.
*That this is the worst election in 20 years. No improvement from 2015. – Vanguard.