According to a petition filed by Atiku Abubakar, he claims he defeated President Buhari in the just concluded 2019 presidential election with over a million votes victory margin.
The petition was filed before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Buhari and the APC, tends to state that he defeated Buhari.
On February 27, 2019, INEC announced that Buhari of the APC won the election with 15, 191 , 847 against Atiku of the PDP whom it said polled 11, 262 , 978 votes .
However, the 139-page petition shows that “from the data in the 1 st respondent ’ s ( INEC ’ s) server … the true , actual and correct results ” from “state to state computation” showed that the PDP presidential candidate polled a total of 18, 356 , 732 votes to defeat Buhari whom they said scored 16, 741 , 430 votes.
The petition shows that the PDP presidential candidate defeated Buhari with 1 , 615 , 302 votes which doesn’t include Rivers State.