February 27, 2019 / 8:24 AM / 3 months ago

Nigeria opposition candidate Atiku says he will challenge election result

ABUJA, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Defeated Nigerian presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar said on Wednesday that he rejected the election results that handed President Muhammadu Buhari a second term and would challenge the outcome in court.

“It is clear that there were manifest and premeditated malpractices in many states which negate the results announced,” Atiku said in a statement.

“I hereby reject the result of the February 23, 2019 sham election and will be challenging it in court.” (Reporting by Felix Onuah Writing by James Macharia Editing by Catherine Evans)

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