Dino Melaye, spokesperson for the PDP Presidential Campaign Committee and Director of Public Affairs, described the election as “a great injustice that cannot be accepted” when former Lagos Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu from the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), won the election.
Stating that the PDP will go to court, Melaye said, “This great injustice cannot continue. The struggle to get back our stolen powers is a struggle without withdrawal and surrender. We will overcome it.” said.
Meanwhile, the opposition Labor Party (LP) also announced that they would not accept the results of the presidential election announced by the election commission.
In Nigeria, which has a population of approximately 206 million, 18 candidates competed for the presidency. In the election, Tinubu from APC received 8 million 794 thousand 726 votes; Tinubu’s biggest rival is Atiku Abubakar, the main opposition PDP candidate, with 6 million 984 thousand 520 votes; LP candidate Pter Obi received 6 million 101 thousand 533 votes.