Opposition political parties under the aegis of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), has said that it would not recognise President Muhammadu Buhari as the country’s president after May 29, 2019, Igberetvnews reports.
They vowed to use every civil means to ensure that Buhari does not enjoy what they describe as a ‘stolen mandate’ after he was declared winner of the just concluded presidential election.
The coalition’s national spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere, made the political parties’ position known in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.
Ugochinyere urged Nigerians to continue to support opposition parties in their quest to retrieve the mandate for the rightful owner.
He said, “The opposition rejects the cooked and panel beaten figures and will not recognise General Muhammadu Buhari as the carrier of legitimate mandate beyond May 29, 2019.
Describing Buhari’s victory as pyrrhic, Ugochinyere claimed that there is evidence nationwide that the 2019 presidential election was a clear departure from the electoral gains made in 2015.
He said it was glaring that the ruling All Progressives Congress massively stole votes and suppressed votes of the opposition to such an extent that the election is the worst since Nigeria’s return to democracy 1999.
President Muhammadu Buhari was declared the winner of Saturday’s presidential election after defeating his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).