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Presidential Election: Nobody will stop us from going to court; we will expose things people have not seen – PDP

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Prince Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that nobody will stop the PDP from going to court to challenge the outcome of the February 23 Presidential Election.

“We will go to court. Nobody will stop us from going to court and bring out all of the facts both the international observers and some people have not seen,” Secondus said while speaking at a press conference on Friday in Abuja.

“We will unearth them at the court and I believe that justice will be done at the court.

“Because, if we continue to suppress injustice and go sentimental, the country will continue to pile on gun powder that will explode one day.

“So much injustice has been done in this country and if we allow it and it continues to pile, nobody knows what will happen.

“So, that’s why we decided as good citizens and law-abiding and people who believe in rule of law that we will go,” Secondus said.

The PDP Chairman also noted that the National Peace Committee did not give the party any condition, adding that they only invited the PDP to state their grievances over the outcome of the presidential poll.

“There was no condition. Initially, we were not to talk with them because a decision had been taken to go to court, but because of the personalities involved, we said ok, let’s just talk.

“There was no condition. There was no request of any condition.

“We made it clear that unless the injustices are addressed, there is no room for peace. It is only when you address the injustice that you can now sit down for peace,” he said.

He further alleged that the militarization of the elections in the Southern parts of the nation, particularly in the South-South and South-East was one of the strategies used by the APC to deny the PDP victory.

“While the military was suppressing voters in PDP strong hold areas in the South, a different abracadabra was going on in some northern states particularly in Kano, Yobe, Borno and Zamfara States where numbers refuse to add up.

“In Borno, Yobe and Zamfara States, confirmed report shows that there was non-compliance in the use of Smart card reader as approved by INEC rules”.

“The same applies to cancelled votes, in Nasarawa State over 115,000votes cancelled, Kogi 79,000 votes, Plateau 30,000 votes indicating that these high incidence of vote cancellation were designed to suppress the margin of victory in PDP strongholds.

“Like our presidential candidate assured, we shall triumph at the end because democracy has come to stay in this country and is staying by the grace of God.

“I also wish to reiterate to our security agencies particularly the Army that they are not at war with any section of her citizens and they must try to be professional in their duties by staying away from election matters as directed by the Supreme Court of the land”.

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