Media Scholar, Prof. Farooq Kperogi, has said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, won the 2019 election.
Best News Network reports that Buhari was declared the winner of Nigeria’s election in February 2019 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The electoral commission said he polled 56 percent of the total votes.
Buhari, who first came to power in 2015 after defeating then-incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, defeated his main challenger Atiku, a former vice-president, by a margin of nearly four million votes in results announced by INEC.
Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) claimed 15,191,847 (56%) while Atiku received 11,262,978 (41%) of votes, according to the commission.
Writing recently in his weekly column, Kperogi, a US-based don, described Buhari’s triumph in the last presidential election as “fraudulent”.
“Atiku Abubakar won the election by close to two million votes, Buhari and his minders exploited the power of incumbency—and the hold they had on INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu— to outwit the “owners of Nigeria.” Buhari broke their winning streak.
“Recall that no living former head of state or president, except the unflaggingly gracious Yakubu Gowon, honored Buhari’s inauguration for a second term.
“The “owners of Nigeria” collectively withheld their symbolic stamps of approval from Buhari’s fraudulent second term.
“There was no precedent for that in Nigeria’s democratic history,” Kperogi said.