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Atiku, Fintiri blame low turnout on outcome of presidential poll


Ahmadu Umaru Fintri

The former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, voted at Ajia Polling Unit 012 in Gwadabawa Ward in Yola-North Local Council, saying the low turnout was due to alleged manipulation of the presidential election, which he is contesting in court.

He said Nigerians are angry with the outcome of the presidential election and voter apathy is a sign that government underrated their rights to choose their leaders democratically.

He said: ” The low turnout has confirmed why I challenged my election in court. It has proved that Nigerians are angry that their voting rights have been trampled upon by the ruling party. There is less than 30 percent of voter turnout today as against over 75 percent that turned out during the presidential election.”


Atiku said with Nigerians’ prayers to return the country to developmental lane, he would win his case against APC.

Governor Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow, who voted in his home town in Mubi-North, refused to speak with journalists. He walked away fuming .

The PDP governorship candidate, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, who voted in his home town at Kishinga Polling Unit A in Guylak in Madagali Local Council, said he was sure of victory.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustafa, after voting at the Government House Polling Unit, expressed concern over low turnout of voters.

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