Governor Bala Mohammed has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lost the last presidential election due to manipulations by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in conjunction with the electoral umpire (INEC) and security operatives.
The Bauchi State Governor’s assertion stems from a review of the 2019 elections by the opposition party.
In the last election, President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC won his main challenger, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP with over 3 million votes, however, Mr. Mohammed says what transpired was maneuvered.
“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 either by the electoral umpire or by the security operatives,” Governor Mohammed stated on Thursday.
While appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today, the governor who also serves as chairman of PDP’s 2019 Elections Review Committee, stated that a full report has been presented by his team.
He, however, noted that the party at the moment is not only weighing the alleged manipulations that led to the botching of their 2019 ambition but are looking inward to ensure that internal politics will not hamper future progress.
We had a lot of evidence (of manipulation) we tendered but they were not accepted – Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State on why the PDP lost in 2019. #PoliticsToday#CTVTweet pic.twitter.com/EeyLFuz4AI
— Channels Television (@channelstv) March 18, 2021