In Nigeria, the opposition party PDP rejected the partial results announced by the electoral commission.
The party’s national president, Uche Secondus, said the results released by the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC) had been inflated in favor of the ruling APC party of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Our democracy is under threat, we can not accept the results announced by the INEC, it is inaccurate and unacceptable,” said the chairman of the People’s Democratic Party on the Daily Post website.
According to him, the leaders of the ruling party are working with the agents of the INEC to change the results previously announced in various voting units in the country, he said.
Uche Secondus added that the resident electoral commissioners had met with presidential officials to change the results in Kano, Kaduna, Nasarawa and “many other states in favor of Buhari.”
Quoted by the website of the private newspaper Vanguard, the National Chairman of the PDP says that the results published so far are “tainted with irregularities.”
The two main Nigerian parties accuse each other of rigging the results of the presidential and parliamentary elections whose count is underway.
Information Minister Lai Mohammed said the opposition is trying to obstruct the announcement of the results and illegally bypass the commission by declaring itself the winner. In spite of a large number of candidatures, the presidential race in Nigeria is played between the outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC and Atiku Abubakar of the PDP.