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Being the text of the conference addressed by Bashorun Dele Momodu on behalf of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council on Monday, 27th February, 2023 at the Headquarters of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation in Abuja.
Good morning gentlemen of the press. On Saturday, the 25th of February, Nigerians turned out in large numbers to cast their votes in the presidential and National Assembly election. On behalf of our presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council, we wish to thank all Nigerians irrespective of their political affiliations for turning up to vote for the candidates of their choice.We also want to commend the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the security agencies and all other paramilitary forces for ensuring that the atmosphere of the election was peaceful.
Having cast their votes, Nigerians are earnestly expecting the results to be announced. It is also their expectations that the announced results will be in alignment with the ballots they had cast. As a campaign we expect nothing less.
We have been following the trend of post election activities and it is our desire to reset certain wrong impressions being created to confuse the public.
From already collated results data we are proud to inform Nigerians that the Peoples Democratic Party remains in the lead in the election of last weekend.
We remain the only political party which has secured the necessary 25 percent spread across 24 states in the country. No other political party has been able to cross this essential constitutional requirement. We urge you all our esteemed members to disregard the mind games being played by the APC. From our standpoint, the APC has no justifiable path to winning this election. Unlike the PDP, the APC lacks the spread, and unlike the PDP, the figures are not adding up for them.
Therefore, we urge PDP members to be vigilant, remain steadfast, and be peaceful.