Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has refuted claims by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar that he won the presidential election in Kaduna state.
President Muhammadu Buhari was declared winner of the Feb. 23 presidential election by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) having received 15,191,847 votes, winning in 19 states, to defeat 72 other candidates,including Atiku Abubakar, who got 11, 255,978 votes.
Buhari emerged vctorious in 19 states including Kaduna, Kogi, Niger and Gombe as against Atiku, who won in 17 states and the FCT to occupy the second position.
Atiku Abubakar, however, has claimed that he was victorious in the election in Kogi, Kaduna, Gombe and Niger states that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared were won by President Muhammadu Buhari.
But El Rufai has said Atiku will always lose in Kaduna State.
His words, “Let me say this without any fear of contradiction, since President Buhari started contesting for the presidency since 2003, he has never lost Kaduna.
So, PDP has never won elections in Kaduna from 2003, even with a sitting governor in 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015. It has never happened.
I dont know what will happen that Atiku will win Kaduna in these elections this time.
He lost Kaduna, he lost very badly, even though about 100,000 votes he claimed to have got were added because elections conducted without card reader in some parts of the state, thats how he even got up to the 400,000 that he got.”