A Petition filed by Atiku Abubakar before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Buhari and the APC, tends to claim that he defeated Buhari.
On February 27, 2019, INEC announced that Buhari of the APC won the election with 15, 191 , 847 against Atiku of the PDP whom it said polled 11, 262 , 978 votes .
However, the 139-page petition shows that “from the data in the 1 st respondent ’ s ( INEC ’ s) server … the true , actual and correct results ” from “state to state computation” showed that the PDP presidential candidate polled a total of 18, 356 , 732 votes to Buhari whom they said scored 16, 741 , 430 votes.
The petition shows that the PDP presidential candidate defeated Buhari with 1 , 615 , 302 votes which doesn’t include Rivers State.
They said the results were the total votes scored by the candidates in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, as there was “no report on sever” about the results from Rivers State as of February 25, 2019.