President Muhammadu Buhari didn’t provide the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) any advantages during the February 25 presidential election, according to information minister Lai Mohammed.
Mohammed made this statement to State House reporters during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, which was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
On a recent official visit to the United States, he clarified his remarks.
“I went to the US to counteract the skewed report about the recently held elections, and everywhere I went, I said very unambiguously that they are the most transparent,” Mohammed remarked.
“It was the freest and the most authentic Nigeria had ever held and that’s despite the effort of the opposition to delegitimize the election.”
“The first instance was that the president didn’t confer any advantage on his ruling party [APC] and that is why as far as he was concerned, he would rather lose the election than win at all cost and the result showed it.”
Recall that the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, won the election after defeating PDP’s Atiku Abubakar and the Labour Party’s Mr. Peter Obi.