Confession Time, As Northern Leaders Expose Buhari’s 2019 Victory, As The Biggest Fraud

By Post-Nigeria: March 22, 2019 08:38

Confession Time, As Northern Leaders Expose Buhari’s 2019 Victory, As The Biggest Fraud

The President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, Yerima Shettima, has described the just concluded 2019 Presidential election, as a fraud.

This statement was made during an exclusive interview with Sun Newspaper, on Friday.

Speaking on the assessment of the just concluded elections, Shettima said: 

“We had an election, and the expectations were high, but it is very unfortunate that it is not what we expected, and I am sure that Northerners were disappointed. We thought that the All Progressives Congress, APC, will conduct a more credible election, than what we had in the past, but what we saw was an election where Security Agencies were used against innocent Nigerians. The election was a battle between the voters and the Military, that were deployed to aid the ruling party. If you ask me if there was an election, I would say there was an attempt to conduct an election, but we cannot certainly call what we just had an election.”

On the margin of votes between the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Shettima disclosed:

“Of course I believe that figures were written, and that is why you can see that the voting pattern changed during the Governorship elections, which took place two weeks after the Presidential election. As we speak, there is confusion in the North, especially in States where there was no reason to call for inconclusive elections. In Kano, Adamawa, Benue, and Sokoto, for instance, there were inconclusive elections, which clearly showed that the outcome of the Presidential elections was not what people expected. It is very obvious that the Electoral Commission worked to ensure that the ruling party returned to power. The 2019 elections is the worst election that has been conducted, for as long as I can remember. A clear indication of this anomaly, is that the States where the PDP won elections in the North, were declared inconclusive, and where APC won with a small margin, and was supposed to be declared inconclusive, was not so.”

He added: “Is there peace in the North now? Did you not hear about the uprising going on in Bauchi, Kano, where people are protesting, because some interests decided to quash the will of the people? It is a clear indication that the result of the election is not the will of the people, but man in his own way, decided that there will not be justice.

Answering questions on the report that the 2019 Presidential election was rigged in favour of Buhari, Shettima revealed that Atiku Abubakar made a right decision by going to court.

“The PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, went to court, because he also believes that the elections were rigged, and he believes that he will get justice. I believe his decision to go to court was the right decision, but it is one thing for him to go to court, and it is another thing for justice to be served. What is constant is that he makes a decision with which he will be judged. This is why it is very important that whatever decision that you are going to take, especially when it has to do with national interest, you must ensure that you take the action that will make you be remembered on the positive side of history.

“Also, for us we who are Northerners, we had a case where in 2015, we had to choose between a Southern Christian and a Northern Muslim who is Fulani, yet the difference in their votes was about two million. Former President, Goodluck Jonathan’s stronghold was the South-South and South-East at that time, because the North was totally against him. In the South-West, Jonathan got the required 25 percent in each State. This time, we had to choose between two Northern Fulani Muslims, yet they are telling us that the difference in their votes is four million. How possible is that? Buhari’s stronghold has always been the North-West, while the North-East has been a war zone for a long time. But look at the votes that came out of the North-East in this year’s Presidential election, even when it was obvious there is war going on there. We expected that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will strictly adhere to its own guidelines, by ensuring the use of Card Readers nationwide. Why did the Commission ignore the use of Card Readers in some States, and insisted on the use of Card Readers in other States? These are all clear indications that there were irregularities, and that is why I believe that Atiku did the right thing by going to court. I believe that issues will come up as the trial commences for the world to see, and at the end of the day, you would not be able to defend the indefensible.