Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has stated that during the February 25 Presidential polls in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari did not confer any advantage on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to Mohammed, the presidential polls were free and credible despite plans by the opposing parties to delegitimize the election.
Mohammed stated this to State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.
He made clarifications of his comments during a recent official trip to the United States.
Mohammed said, “I went to the US to balance the skewed report about the just concluded elections, and everywhere I went, I said very unambiguously that the last general elections in Nigeria are the most transparent.
“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.