For weeks, Atiku campaigned across Nigeria.
He boasted of how his campaign caged Buhari by holding Daura and Katsina hostage.
He locked down Kano to prove that with Kwankwaso, he is guaranteed of 5 million votes from the state.
He stormed the desert of Sokoto two times to prove that the Caliphate is in his back pocket.
He conquered Kebi, swallowed Kaduna, Jigawa, Zamfara.
He stepped on the head of Boko Haram as he rampaged across his base in the Northeast – Gombe, Adamawa, Taraba, Borno, Yobe and Bauchi.
After the mother of all rallies in Lagos, he was assured of over 2.5 million votes. The story across the Southwest was so successful that Atiku and PDP were bragging on how they will trample an elephant at the market square on Election Day.
But, wait, it looks like all the grah-grah was for show.
With imminent defeat stirring him in the face, Atiku is now “alleging” that INEC’s plan that you would have thought is a big advantage to him is not an advantage after all.
Hear him: “…if you are from the North-West, North-East or South-West, the tendency is that they will use these machines to fast-track the readings of your card readers so that many of their supporters can vote while disenfranchising the other three zones.”
How can someone who locked down the Northwest, Southwest, and Northeast be lamenting about INEC’s “plan” to make the card readers work in his base?
If Atiku is afraid of a smooth voting process from the states that he locked down, how will he win? They know that they can’t win in Kwara, Plataea, Kogi, and Edo.
They know that Wike and co will not have a free day of manufacturing millions of votes from Rivers and Delta like they did in 2015.
They know that Peter Obi will not be given a free hand to make up numbers across the Southeast like he did in 2015.
Yet, they keep telling us that the only way APC can win is through rigging.
When as expected, they shout ole! Or rigging on Sunday, February, 24th, remind them that the battle was over before it began.