Nigeria Election 2023: PDP and Labour seeks new vote as APC Tinubu lead polls

Nigeria Election 2023

Nigeria’s main opposition parties have called for the cancellation of the February 25 presidential and parliamentary elections, as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has firmly taken the lead.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party (LP) described the ongoing collation process as a sham, and they wanted a new election to be organised.

The ruling party’s candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu is in the lead with around 40% of the vote, official figures released so far show.

The opposition parties were critical of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its handling of the electronic voting system. However, INEC says they should take their complaints to court.

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has also backed the call by Labour and the PDP.

Mr Tinubu’s campaign through its spokesperson, Dele Alake, condemned the opposition parties.

“If you’re not prepared to accept the shock of defeat, you have no moral rights to enjoy the fruits of victory,” Alake said.

The PDP’s Atiku Abubakar and Labour’s Peter Obi were the main opposition presidential candidates in the elections held on Saturday.