- President Muhammadu Buhari has said the opposition lost to Bola Tinubu and the APC because of their overconfidence during the general election
- Buhari, in a veiled shading of Atiku Abubakar of PDP and Peter Obi of the Labour Party, who are the major oppositions, said they lied to their foreign allies that they would defeat the APC
- According to the president, the APC was careful and worked hard during the election, which why the ruling party retained power through the poll
Buhari, in a veiled message, described Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party, who are major oppositions, as victims of over-confidence, Daily Trust reported.
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The president said during the electioneering, the APC was working hard to retain power, and the opposition parties were shrouding themselves in overconfidence.
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In the February 25 presidential election, Atiku and Obi came second and third, while Bola Tinubu of the APC was declared the poll winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday, March 1.
The outgoing president made the comment while playing host to the Progressive Governors Forum led by their chairman, Atiku Bagudu, the governor of Kebbi state, at his residence in the State House.
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He said Atiku, Obi and other oppositions were busy telling their foreign allies that they would defeat the APC while the ruling party was working hard and playing cautions.
According to him:
"Our Party blended confidence with caution. We worked hard and won. Now, their overconfidence is creating more problems for the opposition than anyone else."
Buhari added that the opposition was finding it difficult to convince their foreign allies why they could not defeat the ruling party in the 2023 election.
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