The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has stated he would concede defeat if he loses the 2019 elections, provided the exercise is adjudged free and fair.
According to Atiku Abubakar, he has conceded defeat when he lost before and does not see why this should be an outlier. This he revealed when appeared on ‘TheCandidates’ a televised town hall hosted by journalist Kadaria Ahmed on NTA Wednesday night.
Atiku Abubakar is the main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential elections scheduled for February 16.
Ms Ahmed had asked Mr Buhari whether he would concede, but rather than say categorically whether or not he would, the president gave a response that was widely deemed non-committal.
Although he made reference to his previous presidential election losses, he insisted those happened because he was cheated, and not because citizens did not vote for him.