The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Africa has retained its prediction that the winner of the 2019 elections in Nigeria would be none other than Atiku Abubakar.
The EIU Africa stated this in a couple of tweets in which they explained that due to Atiku’s perception as a corrupt man, he won’t have it easy, but that at the end of the day, he will emerge as the winner of the election.
The EIU are a sister unit to The Economist newspaper, but they serve their clientele with bespoke services.
“#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,” EIU Africa 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.”
With less than 3 weeks to go to the elections, there isn’t long before we find out whether their prediction was true or not.
However, the APC has disputed their predictions, with the Minister for Culture and Information, Lai Mohammed, claiming that it is all ‘fake news’
“We have all read that the intelligence unit of The Economist said the PDP will defeat the ruling APC in 2019,” he had said.
“We have also read that the international financial institution HSBC said Nigeria’s economic development will be stunted if President Buhari gets a second term
“Let me state clearly that these reports are based on fake premises and, therefore, qualify as fake news. It is a psychological warfare by those who have been badly hit by our policies.