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Nigerians Call Buhari’s Inauguration ‘Stolen Mandate’



Buhari arrives eagle square

Some Nigerians on Wednesday, May 29, referred to the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari as a “Stolen Mandate” in what appears to be a support for Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party.

Naija News recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared President Muhammadu Buhari who participated in the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, winner of the February 23 Presidential election.

The commission had said figures from the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) gave Buhari 15,191,847 votes, while Atiku came second with 11,262,978 votes.

Challenging the results at the election tribunal in his 139-page petition, Abubakar said the results from INEC server showed he polled 18,356,732 votes to defeat Buhari who had 16,741,430 votes.

Though the case is still in the court of law, President Buhari was, however, inaugurated today at the Eagle Square in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Moments, after the President took the oath of office, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to call the President’s inauguration a “Stolen Mandate“.

Naija News captured some of the reactions below…