Why Atiku, Obi lost presidential election – Buhari
CITIZENS COMPASS – President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has disclosed why Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi and Peoples Democratic Party’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar lost the presidential election to All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
He disclosed this on Thursday, April 27, 2023 while attributing the losses to overconfidence, complacency and bad tactical moves on the party of Obi and Atiku.
The President said the the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) strived hard to retain power in the elections.
Speaking at his residence in the State House where he received the Progressive Governors Forum led by its Chairman, Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State, Buhari said: “They were already telling their foreign backers that they would defeat the APC.
Our party blended confidence with caution, we worked hard and won. Now, their overconfidence is creating more problems for the opposition than anyone else.
“They are finding it hard to convince those who supported them from outside why they are unable to beat us.
‘A combination of overconfidence, complacency and bad tactical moves made them lose, plain and clear. This has created more problems in their camp. Why did they fail to remove us?”
Buhari’s assertion on why Atiku and Obi lost the 2023 presidential election is bound to receive the response of the opposition candidates in the day ahead.
Speaking in response to an issue raised by Governor Bagudu, the leader of the Forum, President Buhari said “an important reason I congratulate Asiwaju on winning is because the opposition got support and false hope from outside and went on to create the impression that they will win, that they will defeat us.
“How more wrong could anyone be?”
He charged the Progressive Governors to stick together and openly address issues among themselves.
“Try and keep solving problems. Be courageous to discuss them openly between yourselves. This is the best way to survive politically in Nigeria,” said the President.