Fact-Check: Did Abiola Defeat Tofa in the South East During the 1993 Presidential Election?
Claim: In an interview with Arise News, the presidential candidate for Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi claimed that the late MKO Abiola defeated the late Bashir Tofa in the South East during the 1993 Presidential Election despite Tofa having an Igbo running mate
Verification: An online search by PRNigeria revealed that the late Bashir Tofa of the National Republican Convention, NRC, won the 1993 presidential election in three southeastern states against his opponent MKO Abiola of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, who won one state.
According to a report, Tofa won in Abia with 334,490; Enugu with 349,902 and Imo state with 228,388.
Meanwhile, Abiola won Anambra State with very wide margin of 847,274 votes which almost that of the three other states in South-East at the time in 1993
Other documented online sources examined by PRNigeria also revealed that Tofa won three states in the southeast against his opponent, Abiola who eventually won the election.
Conclusion: Facts gathered by PRNigeria revealed that Tofa won three SE states against his opponent MKO Abiola who won in one state in 1993 presidential election that was later annulled by the military administration of General Ibrahim Babangida.
Therefore, PRNigeria, concludes that the claim by Mr. Obi that Abiola won the SE states against Tofa is MISLEADING
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