Atiku promises to accept poll result if…


The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar promised on Saturday to accept results of the presidential elections provided the polls are credible.

He spoke after voting in his Ajiya ward polling unit in Jimeta, Yola.

Atiku said as a democrat, he has no problem with accepting poll results.

“I am a true democrat unlike others. So far so good,” he said.

Atiku, who had a brief chat with reporters after casting his vote at the Unit 012 in Ajiya Ward near one of his houses at Old GRA, Jimeta, reiterated that although he was sure he would win, he would accept defeat if the conduct of the poll turned out to be transparently free and fair.

He expressed satisfaction with the turnout of voters to exercise their right during the polls hoped all those election officials would do their jobs in all honesty.

“I am impressed with the turnout of the voters. I hope the electoral officers would be able to cope with the crowd,” Atiku said.

Alhaji Auwal Tukur, a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), also said he was satisfied with the turnout of the electorate to vote.

He said last Saturday’s postponement appears not to have had impact on voter turnout this time.

“I am certain with all that I have seen so far that everything will be well. Where challenges are noticed I am sure it would be resolved,” he said.