The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has vowed not to recognise Muhammadu Buhari as president of Nigeria beyond May 29, 2019
Opposition political parties under the aegis of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) have vowed not to recognise Muhammadu Buhari as president of Nigeria beyond May 29, 2019.
They made their position known in a statement released by the coalition’s spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere, which was made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, February 27.
It was gathered that the CUPP referred to Buhari’s win as a ‘stolen mandate’ and stated that it would ensure, within civil means, that the president did not enjoy the victory.
Ugochinyere called on Nigerians to support the opposition parties in their bid to ensure that the stolen mandate is retrieved 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.”
The CUPP claimed that there was evidence proving that the 2019 presidential election was a clear departure from the electoral gains made in 2015; and described Buhari’s victory as ‘pyrrhic’.
The coalition described the 2019 election as the worst since Nigeria’s return to democracy in 1999; stating that it was glaring that opposition votes were stolen and suppressed by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Meanwhile, it was previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) urged Nigerians to remain peaceful in response to INEC’s declaration which named President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC as the winner of the presidential election.
A former aviation minister, Osita Chidoka, who served as an agent of the PDP at the collation centre in Abuja, noted that his party was committed to democracy and would explore lawful means to resolve issues.