YPP REJECTS RESULTS OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION; SAYS PROCESS NOT TRANSPARENT, ACCUSES APC AND PDP OF MASSIVE RIGGING.

YPP REJECTS RESULTS OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION; SAYS PROCESS NOT TRANSPARENT, ACCUSES APC AND PDP OF MASSIVE RIGGING.

The Young Progressives Party (YPP), has also rejected the results of the just concluded Presidential Election, and accused the major political parties of electoral malpractice.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Wale Egbeola, the YPP said the decision to reject the results of the election was reached after careful assessment of available facts and proper consultations with stakeholders.

He said, “The YPP after careful assessment of available facts upon proper consultation with relevant stakeholders unequivocally reject the results of the Presidential election, declaring President Muhammadu Buhari as winner.

He statement further read “Neither APC nor PDP would have deserved to win the Presidential election as both participated in massive rigging that led to the outrageous figures churned out in their perceived strongholds. Our party would not have had any problem accepting the results if it emanated from a transparent process.”

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Egbeola disclosed that the YPP also condemned calls for civil disobedience and berated those urging the PDP candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to run a parallel government.

According to him, this call is ill-conceived and capable of disrupting the fragile peace in the nation, while he enjoined all Nigerians to remain calm, eschew violence and go about their legitimate businesses, especially because the blood of a single Nigerian was not worth the ambition of any politician.

“While the PDP continue to battle with karma for their mis-governance of 16 years due to their deliberate refusal to build strong institutions and strengthen the electoral system when they had the opportunity, we urge the Presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to shun the advice of unpatriotic elements and approach the tribunal in hope that the judiciary will deliver justice.”

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The YPP spokesperson said the just concluded elections which ought to have been an improvement on that of 2015, may end up lacking in credibility on account of the widespread irregularities and violence recorded in many parts of Nigeria.

He said, “The intimidation, maiming and killings of about forty citizens in some states of the Federation such as Rivers, Lagos, Kaduna and Bayelsa, where we can confirm that there was massive rigging by both the APC and PDP will make the 2019 elections one of the most violent in our recent history

Chinwe Ugele

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