Governorship and State Assembly election across some states in the country were characterized by a low turnout of voters. The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, attributed the low turn-out of voters to alleged rigging of the presidential poll.
Speaking after casting his ballot at Gwadabawa ward of Yola north local government of Adamawa state, Atiku said the involvement of the military in the election is unconstitutional, urging the electorate to be law-abiding.
Speaking on his loss, Atiku said he is committed to challenging the result f the election in court. He called on his supporters to remain calm and await the outcome of the legal action. Earlier, President Muhammadu Buhari said he expected Atiku to challenge the presidential election in court.
In Bauchi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara decried apathy of voters, attributing it to the last Presidential elections where he claimed that some of the results were tampered with at the collation centres at local government levels and called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to be fair and respect the wishes of the electorates.
Governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Jimi Agbaje, also decried low voter turnout, saying this might have occurred due to violence that rocked the February 23rd Presidential, and National Assembly poll. He, however, expressed optimism that he would win the election and become the next governor of Lagos State.