Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has insisted there is evidence that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2019 presidential election.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the PDP was challenging the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC, who was eventually declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The opposition approached the court after the polls and challenged the results from the tribunal up to the Supreme Court, but was unsuccessful in upturning the victory of Buhari.
Appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today, on Thursday, Bala Mohammed, alleged that fraud on the part of either the electoral umpire or security operatives cost his party the election.
The Bauchi Governor said that Nigerians are not unaware of what happened during the last general elections, adding that the PDP has learnt its lessons.
“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 were 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 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,” he said.