President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said that he anticipated that the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate at the February 23 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar would go to court to challenge the result of the election.
He said it was part of the democratic process.
Recall that the PDP’s Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has approached the court to challenge the result of the election in which the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential candidate, President Buhari was declared the winner.
President Buhari who alongside his wife, Dr Aisha Buhari voted at the Kofar Baru 003 polling unit, Daura, Katsina State, for the governorship and state assembly elections.
The President who fielded questions from journalists after casting his votes said that security agencies especially the Police were taking care of the flashpoints in the country to make sure that they counter it for a smooth-free election.
Asked to react to the decision by the PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the outcome of the February 23 presidential election at the election tribunal, he simply said, “I expect that to happen.”
On what would be his advice on the flashpoints and reported cases of violence across the country, this week, President Buhari said, “I will leave it to the law enforcement agencies especially the police because they have been meeting virtually on a 48-hour basis to make sure that they have identified the flashpoints, as you mentioned, wherever they are and make arrangements to counter it.”