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We have a lot of evidence that shows Atiku defeated Buhari in 2019 – Governor Mohammed

President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the President Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the 2019 Presidential Election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the 2019 presidential election.

However, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the PDP, rejected the result and proceeded to court to upturn the result of the election.

The Supreme Court however threw his petition away and reaffirmed the victory of President Buhari.

Speaking on Channels TV programme, Governor Mohammed alleged that PDP won the election, but fraud on the part of either INEC or security operatives prevented the party from emerging.

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State

“The general impression within the party and within the country is that we actually won the election and that we lost to a lot of fraud, to a lot of manipulations that was perpetrated by either the electoral umpire or by the security operatives.”

“We do not want to be the whipping boys, we have looked inward to see what had prevented us from winning the election. We have a lot of evidence, which we tendered but was not accepted. The issue now is that we know we are all Nigerians. We know the nook and cranny of Nigeria. We know what happened in 2019.

“We are not only looking at the other side and playing the blame game that is the fault of this present administration. We are also critical with ourselves, where we have some gaps, loopholes and inadequacies.

“We are not only looking at the other side, but we are also looking at ourselves, looking at our internal politics, and giving a level playing field for the youths and women who are a majority in terms of demographics and in terms of interest.

“And of course, making sure that the electoral umpire, the INEC that is now instituting some reforms will also become impartial.”

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