The United Kingdom has called on the presidential candidate of the

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar,

to challenge his defeat in a peaceful manner.

INEC had declared President Muhammadu Buhari of the All

Progressives Congress the winner of the February-23rd poll in the early

hours of Wednesday.

Buhari polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat Atiku who got 11,262,978

votes. But the former vice president rejected the outcome of the election,

which he called a sham, vowing to challenge it.

However, UK’s minister of state for Africa Harriett Baldwin, said the

result declared was consistent with the civil society parallel vote

tabulation process.

Harriett said UK will continue to support Nigeria and its civil society in

drawing lessons from these elections and strengthening its democracy.

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