The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has charged members to join hands to recover its stolen mandate.
He made this known while speaking at the 86th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party in Abuja.
The PDP Chairman noted that the international community were expecting the declaration of Atiku Abubakar as president of Nigeria after the presidential election.
According to Secondus: “The European Union election observation group, the American based National Democratic Institute, NDI, and International Republican Institute, IRI have confirmed the feeling of Nigerians that the election that produced President Muhammadu Buhari was marred by rampant irregularities and therefore fell below credibility standard.
“The report also lampooned the roles of security agencies during the election and noted that the performance of security operatives during the election fell far below the acceptable international best practice.
“From these reports, therefore, it’s now obvious even globally that the will of Nigerian voters freely expressed on 23 February 2019 when they came out in their numbers and voted for our candidate Atiku Abubakar was massively rigged and thwarted. This clearly is the verdict of the World who are also watching us as we proceed at the election tribunal.
“This government in all sincerity cannot take this country to their so-called next level. Maybe as witnessed in the last four years, they will take us to the next level of insecurity, hunger and hopelessness.
“The situation is precarious and it entails that all hands must be on deck to retrieve our stolen mandate and save this country. To do that, we must return to God to ask that the will of Nigerian people freely expressed on February 23, 2019, prevails.”