"We Predicted Buhari's Victory In 2015 Election, Now We Have Predicted Atiku's Victory" - EU

The Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU, a United Kingdom, UK, based Magazine, is insisting that Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will win the February 16, 2019 Presidential election.

On Friday, the EIU said that the margin of victory is getting narrower, as the election approaches, but Atiku and his political party will win the historic election.

“#NigeriaDecides2019 : Less than 2 weeks before #Nigeria‘s Presidential election. Abubakar has floated idea of corruption amnesty. It is arguably an impolitic time for such a delicate proposal”, the EIU tweeted.

“Abubakar is hard-pressed to convince voters that he is a clean Politician, having been on the receiving end of numerous graft allegations in the past.

“We retain out forecast for #Abubakar to win, but expected margin of victory is narrowing as the poll approaches.”

Recall, that In 2015, the Magazine also predicted victory for Muhammadu Buhari, over then-incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan, stating that Buhari was “the least awful choice”, which would be chosen “with a heavy heart”.

“Voters have ample cause to send Jonathan packing. In a country where power has often changed through the barrel of a gun, the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, has a real chance of winning through the ballot box”, the Economist said in 2015.

The research Unit of London-based, The Economist Magazine, had said in 2018, that the PDP will win the 2019 elections.

“Abubakar’s pledge is to reinvigorate the economy with pro-market reforms. Both Candidates are from the Northern Nigeria, where Buhari’s support base lies, presaging a fierce contest there”, the EIU had said.

“With the vote likely to be split in the North, Abubakar will find it easier to garner support from the country’s South, which has traditionally been a safe haven for the PDP.

“This gives Abubakar an edge, as does popular frustration over the rise in joblessness and poverty (two of the biggest voter concerns) on Mr. Buhari’s watch, as well as growing insecurity in central Nigeria.”