The Social Democratic Party, SDP has accepted the presidential election results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and would not challenge it in court.
SDP national chairman Shehu Gabam stated this at a news conference on the outcome of the presidential election, in Abuja on Thursday.
“However, every party has the right to protest, but we are not party to any protest,” he said.
Mr Gabam said despite the challenges witnessed during the election, SDP stood by INEC’s declaration of Bola Tinubu of APC as Nigeria’s president-elect.
He said that the party came sixth in the presidential election, and won two senatorial and four House of Representatives seats and that, while the party would not challenge the presidential election in court, it would challenge the federal parliamentary polls in places it believed the SDP won.
He pledged the party’s continued support for its candidates in the state elections, expressing the confidence that SDP would win some governorship and state Houses of Assembly seats.
Mr Gabam said SDP was not party to any protests against the February 25 elections and did not issue any directives in that regard.
He noted that the election had its challenges including the use of Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) and the uploading of election results on INEC Result Viewing Portal.
The SDP chair advised candidates and other aggrieved parties to seek redress peacefully and legally.
Mr Gabam commended INEC, urging it to perfect its system before the March 11 governorship and house of assembly elections.