The All Progressives Congress (APC), has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar have slipped into post-election depression.
APC said this, while reacting to claims by PDP, that it won the presidential election with over 1.6m votes.
In a statement by the ruling party via its publicity secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, on Wednesday, it describes PDP’s claim as simply ridiculous and delusional.
PDP and Atiku, in a petition filed to the presidential election tribunal in Abuja on Monday, said it defeat President Muhammadu Buhari with about 1.6 million votes in the just concluded presidential election.
The party claimed the real result from the polls, was revealed to it by the computer server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Meanwhile, in the result announced by INEC, while declaring Buhari the winner of the polls, the president scored 15,191,847 while Atiku got 11,262,978 votes.
However in it’s Wednesday statement, APC said:
“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,” the APC said through its spokesperson.
“The most ridiculous is his claim that the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) indicated he ‘won’ the Presidential Election by 1.6million votes.”
“Indeed, Atiku’s constant reference to the INEC server should raise concerns as it is becoming apparent that he and the PDP are up for some dastardly activities that are targeted at jeopardizing the INEC database and internal storage system.”
Therefore, urged INEC to be alert to “the devious schemes aimed at thwarting their will and consequently, the majority of the voters handed them a harsh verdict which remains sacrosanct.”