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Presidential Election: Atiku Will Defeat Buhari Squarely – Babangida Aliyu

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Nigeria News – Presidential Election: Atiku Will Defeat Buhari Squarely – Babangida Aliyu

On Sunday, Babangida Aliyu, the former Governor of Niger State, declared that Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in 2019.

The former Governor stated that Atiku would win the 2019 poll if the election was free and fair and security agents were not unleashed against him.

Babangida Aliyu made the declaration in Kaduna during an interactive session with reporters.

The former Governor stated “Believe me, not only in my state, I believe that if the elections are free and fair, if there is no rigging, if the security agencies are not used against our party, we will make it. We will win.

“Atiku will defeat Buhari squarely.”

Concerning Buhari’s refusal to sign the Electoral Amendment Bill, the former Governor stated: “If the national assembly feels very strongly, they should be able to over-ride the veto.

“But if it will create problems for the moment, we can wait. I understand that some of the conditions the president gave was that the electoral act could start with the next election and not this particular one.

“But I think that we need to be careful under his watch, to make sure that we don’t have any problem with the 2019 elections.

“In 2015, we understand what happened and everybody rallied round, even though the difference in the votes was not much, given the population of voters in the country.

“We appeal to the president either to reconsider his position or appeal to the National Assembly to look at it again.”

“But if the Electoral Act Amendment Bill is not signed by the president and not overridden by the national assembly, then it means we will use the old law and we will have no basis for asking anybody whether card reader has been used or not.

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