NewsExpress banner Firstbank Verve banner Fidelity bank card banner Umm Sulaim's Thoughts Camano banner

We have evidence of how Buhari rigged 2019 election — Afenifere

By News Express on 05/05/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 1,427

Ayo Adebanjo, a factional leader of the Pan-African Yoruba group, Afenifere, said he has evidence that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari rigged his re-election in February. 

“I maintain my stand that until the Supreme Court rules that he is validly elected, I will not recognise him. We have evidence that the election was rigged, let the court decide otherwise. That is all I am saying,” Adebanjo said in reaction to the call for his arrest for treason by National Democratic Front (NDF). 

Adebanjo had, in February, described the 2019 presidential election ‘as a joke’. He insisted he will not recognise Buhari, who was declared the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as president.

“Right now, Buhari is the president declared by INEC and not the person that won the election, and the constitution says if you are not satisfied by that declaration, go to the tribunal,” Adebanjo said.

The Adebanjo-led faction of Afenifere did not support Buhari’s election for the second term during the campaigns. Instead, his Afenifere group endorsed Atiku Abubakar of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to unseat Buhari after the election.

But Buhari was declared the winner of the election. He polled 15, 191, 847 votes while Abubakar, a former Nigerian vice president between 1999 and 2007, got 11, 262, 978 votes.

Unsatisfied with the election result, Atiku, who alleged the election was rigged is currently challenging the presidential election result at the Election Tribunal.

While the tribunal is still hearing the case, Adebanjo said Buhari would only be clear of the election rigging allegations if he is declared as the winner by the Supreme Court.

“I will only recognise him if the court rules that he is the rightful winner. That is my position and if it is an offence to follow what the constitution says, then I am ready to go to prison,” Adebanjo said.

Adebanjo believes his utterance is not a treasonable offence. “By my pronouncement, I have not said anything illegal or unconstitutional.” (Sunday Independent/Agency Report)


Source News Express

Posted 05/05/2019 6:13:55 PM





You may also like...
Travel agent sues SGF, AGF, others over NAHCON...

Orkar coup opened our eyes in the North...

Eaglets crush Brazil, zoom into Chile 2015 U-17...

Britain and Nigeria explore ways to list naira...

9 kidnap kingpins nabbed in Rivers

Nigeria owes more than N150bn in judgment debt...

Okowa congratulates Osinbajo, Onnoghen

Jaiz gets licence to operate as a national...

NAF commissions new girls school, immortalises victims of...

DBS Transmitting Station conversion project to be ready...

Dollar theft lands prophet in police net

Nigeria promotes growth plan to investors on New...


Latest News Banks shut over robbery scare Angry Police officers beat runaway suspect to death NLC spits fire, says no excuse for states not to pay minimum wage Evil stepfather, six others gang-rape, infect minor with HIV Unthinkable things happened during Kogi, Bayelsa polls — National Security Adviser Passenger slumps, dies at Lagos airport minutes after arrival from China PUNCH Editorial: Repent, apologise and retrace your steps, Intersociety tells Buhari, Osinbajo APC govs renew moves against Oshiomhole Buhari mourns 67 soldiers killed in terrorist attack 20 aspirants join Anambra 2021 governorship race INEC reviews election security framework Obi hails Technology Distribution Ltd., declares it a company to trust


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (571,481 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (456,455 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (406,375 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (341,407 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (307,738 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (292,058 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (261,251 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (260,324 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (241,739 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (228,287 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (203,952 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (200,345 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (112) Business & Economy (4,620) Business Verdict (89) Columnists (1,156) Complaints & Requests (98) Enterprise & Opportunities (221) Entertainment (718) Features (855) Global Business Monitor (498) ICT Monitor (73) International (4,320) Interview (219) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (178) Maggie's Blog (514) News (55,148) Opinion (1,438) Pidgin (18) Politics (11,880) Religion (1,133) Sports (2,255) Stock Watch (41) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera