Bauchi Governor, His Excellency Bala Muhammad has said All Progressive Congress (APC) and It candidate Gen. Muhammad Buhari didn’t win National election that occurred in 2019, but it was manipulated and Independent National Electoral Commision went ahead to declared Mr President the winner.
He said Peoples Democratic Party flagbearer and former Vice President of the federation, Atiku Abubakar won.
On Thursday while featuring on Politics Today, a Channels TV programme, Bala Muhammad accused INEC and security operatives for giving chance to such fraud.
His full words reads:
“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 do not want to be the whipping boys, we have looked inward to see what had 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.
“We are not only looking at the other side and playing the blame game that is the fault of this present administration. We are also critical with ourselves, where we have some gaps, loopholes and inadequacies.
“We are not only looking at the other side, but we are also looking at ourselves, looking at our internal politics, and giving a level playing field for the youths and women who are a majority in terms of demographics and in terms of interest.
“And of course, making sure that the electoral umpire, the INEC that is now instituting some reforms will also become impartial.”