- The PDP, through one of its governors, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, has spoken again about the 2019 elections
- Mohammed argued that the opposition party lost the last presidential poll to fraud
- However, the governor said the PDP at this time is looking forward to making sure past mistakes are not repeated
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The governor of Bauchi state, Bala Mohammed, on Thursday, March 18, opened a can of worn on the last presidential election held in 2019.
Governor Mohammed said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has shreds of evidence that it won the election. According to him, the mandate was snatched from the party by fraud traceable to conduct of the poll and the activities of security operatives, Channels TV reports.
The governor noted that the general belief among Nigerians at the time was that the PDP floored the All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that the powers that be did not accept the facts then.
“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 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."
From Daily Trust's report, Mohammed, however, said the PDP is done with weeping and is not ready to play the blame game, but is presently looking inwards to close all gaps within its ranks which might have contributed to the defeat.
He added that the opposition will make sure INEC's current electoral reforms are not in any way partial.
Meanwhile, it was reported that a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, could be barred from contesting for the presidency if a suit seeking to disqualify him succeeded in court.
However, the politician has asked the Abuja division of the Federal High Court to dismiss the suit seeking to stop him from contesting in future presidential elections.
Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.