President Muhammadu Buhari is not entertaining thoughts of defeat at the polls.
President Muhammadu Buhari believes his chances of losing the February 16 presidential election are slim to none, declaring that it “sounds like if impossible”.
The president said this while speaking during a two-hour town hall programme, tagged ‘The Candidates’, in Abuja on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
When asked if he would concede defeat if he loses the election, the president was evasive and unwilling to address with the possibility of it because of the support he believes he enjoys among Nigerian voters.
When the moderator, Kadaria Ahmed, pressed for an explicit answer, the president digressed again, noting that it wouldn’t be the first time he would lose. He lost the presidential elections in 2003, 2007, and 2011, challenging all the results in court.
He said, “That wouldn’t be the first time I lose election. I tried in 2003, and I was in court for 30 months; 2007, I was in court for 18 months; 2011, I was in court for eight months. And I went up to the Supreme Court.
“The third time, I said, ‘God dey,’ and the fourth time, God and technology came in, the PVC and card readers, you know, the opposition took it for granted.”