President Muhammadu Buhari says the court case instituted against his electoral victory by Atiku Abubakar, the defeated candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP is not unexpected.
The President stated this shortly after casting his vote during the gubernatorial and State House Assembly elections at the polling unit in Daura, Katsina State.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC had on February 27th declared the president winner of the 2019 presidential election held on February 23rd.
Buhari was declared re-elected having polled over 15 million votes, winning in 19 states, to defeat 72 other candidates, including Atiku Abubakar, who scored over 11 million votes.
However, Atiku, who won in 17 states and Abuja to occupy the second position, had through his legal team filed case at the Presidential Election Tribunal, challenging the result of the election.
Atiku had demanded that materials used for the February 23rd presidential election be inspected by his legal team.