He, therefore, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to act in defence of democracy. Atiku said this as controversies trail the governorship and state house of Assembly election in six states. While INEC stopped the announcement of election results in Rivers due to the violence that engulfed the state, the Commission has also controversially paused the announcement of the governorship election in Kano State, where PDP appears to be leading. INEC has also declared as inconclusive, the outcome of the elections in Bauchi, Benue, Adamawa, Plateau and Sokoto states. The PDP is leading in all the affected states except in Plateau State where the sitting governor, Simon Lalong, is leading. Taking to his verified Twitter handle @atiku, Atiku had tweeted:
Anti-democratic forces are at work. My counsel to the Independent National Electoral Commission is as follows:— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) March 11, 2019
Conclude on the side of democracy.
Conclude on the side of the people.
Conclude on the side of the constitution.
Conclude on the side of Nigeria. -AA.