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Town Hall Meeting: If I lose this election, it won’t be the first time —Buhari



President Muhammadu Buhari has said that if he loses the 2019 presidential election , it wouldn ’ t be the first time he would be experiencing it .He then recounted the number of times he had lost at the presidential elections.

Buhari responded to a question by Kadaria Ahmed , the moderator of The Candidates , a live presidential Town Hall Meeting for the 2019 presidential candidates and their deputies .

Hashtagged # NGTheCandidates , the event took place in Abuja on Wednesday .

It may be recalled that Buhari first ran for the presidency in 2003 on the platform of the now defunct All Peoples Party.

He garnered 12 . 7 million votes in the election , losing to President Olusegun Obasanjo who was then seeking a second term .

In 2007 , Buhari , he contested on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party , running against Peoples Democratic Party candidate , Umar Yar ’ Adua , who won the election .

That year , he garnered 6 . 6 million votes , compared to Yar ’ Adua ’ s votes that nearly tripled his .

In 2011 , then presidential aspirant Buhari contested on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change , which he helped to found , and ran against then incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan .

He got 12 . 2 million votes , compared to GEJ ’ s that nearly doubled his . Again , he lost .

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His breakthrough came in 2015 when he ran on the platform of then two -year – old All Progressives Congress . He won .

Buhari is seeking re – election on the platform of his ruling party .