Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, has declared that he is confident he will win the 2023 presidential election because President Muhammadu Buhari personally guaranteed him that the election would be free and fair.
In an interview with the London-based Financial Times (FT), Atiku said that he had two meetings with President Buhari to discuss the issue.
Because of our two meetings, “I’ve gotten a commitment from the President personally that even if it’s the only legacy he leaves, he’ll make sure he conducts free, fair, and credible polls,” Atiku said.
The former vice president also declared his intention to build an opposition-led national unity government if elected president in 2023.
When asked if his running mate for the 2019 presidential election from the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, might have a job, Atiku said, “Why not?”
He responded, “Let’s win the elections before thinking of the roles people can play,” when asked in what capacity.
According to the British daily newspaper, Atiku is still hurt by his loss in the 2019 election, which many predicted would be close but ended with Buhari being re-elected with a margin of victory that was almost four million votes larger than it had been in the previous poll.
But Atiku argued that Buhari was the beneficiary of a fraud in the 2019 presidential election.
He claimed that “all reliable sources think I was rigged out.”
He continued by saying that due to reforms implemented by the electoral commission in recent gubernatorial elections, such as the electronic transmission of results, the 2023 elections would be challenging to rig.
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