Our Reporter, Abuja
The PDP Presidential Campaign Council has boasted that its principal, Atiku Abubakar, is in clear lead across the country in the presidential election which held nationwide on Saturday based on results so far announced.
The PDP said this Monday in a press conference addressed by its media team lead by Aare Dele Momodu.
The PDP PCC also claimed that of all the presidential candidates, Atiku Abubakar is the only one that has crossed the legal threshold of winning 25% of the votes in 24 states of the country with available results.
The PDP PCC also alleged that with his fatal defeat in Lagos by the Labour Party, there is no existing pathway to victory for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The PDP further alleged that as a result of the fatal injury the APC had suffered in Lagos, the party is now shopping for figures especially in Imo and Ebonyi states where they have sitting governors to secure the mandatory 25% of the votes in 24 states, which Momodu said is now impossible.
He however called on INEC chairman to ensure that the votes in the South-East are not manipulated for the APC.
The PDP also said it expects INEC to announce the results of the election in alignment with the ballots that have been cast.
“We have been following the trends of post- election activities and it is our desire to reset certain wrong impressions being created to confuse the public.
“From already collated result data we are proud to inform Nigerians that PDP remains in the lead in the election of last weekend. It is the same thing also in the spread. We are certainly the only pan-Nigerian party today.
“We remain the only political party which has secured the 25% spread across states in the country. No other political party has been able to cross this essential political requirement.
“As a matter of fact we have it on credible ground that our main opponent in this election the APC is currently mounting pressures in attempt to have their way in securing 25% in Imo State and Ebonyi State in particular. It is on the merit of this intelligence that we are calling on the INEC to apply all necessary precaution before announcing procured results in the presidential election from these two states in particular,” Momodu said.