Electoral defeat has made PDP, Atiku fall into depression - APC

All Progressives Congress (APC) says Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is suffering from post-election depression over the opposition party’s claim that it won the last presidential election.

The ruling party said this in a statement by its publicity secretary, Mr Lanre Issa-Onilu, on Wednesday while reacting to the claim by PDP.

PDP and its presidential candidate, Mr Atiku Abubakar, in a petition filed on Monday, said it won the February 23 election with about 1.6 million votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari.

The party claimed that the computer server of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) revealed this to it.

The petition, relying on 50 sets of documents, was filed before Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja against INEC, Mr Buhari and APC respectively.

The ruling party said this claim by the opposition is ridiculous.

“Judging by Atiku and PDP’s recent utterances and actions, it is now clear that they have slipped into severe depression and post-defeat hallucination that have left many Nigerians questioning their current state of mind,” APC said through its spokesperson.

“The most ridiculous is his claim that the server of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) indicated he ‘won’ the Presidential Election by 1.6million votes.”

APC said since the outcome of the Presidential Election, PDP and Abubakar had engaged in “a series of circus shows to cheer up their crestfallen and disillusioned members.”

It said PDP was only trying to discredit a credible presidential electoral process.

The party also said Abubakar’s continuous reference to the election commission’s server is a cause for concern.

“Indeed, Atiku’s constant reference to INEC server should raise concerns as it is becoming apparent that he and PDP are up for some dastardly activities that are targeted at jeopardizing INEC database and internal storage system.”

APC urged INEC to be at alert. It said Nigerians had seen through “the devious schemes aimed at thwarting their will and consequently, the majority of the voters handed them a harsh verdict which remains sacrosanct.”



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