Press Statement

…Says Atiku Abubakar Will Surely Retrieve Stolen Mandate

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dismisses the reckless and groundless
claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that its Presidential
candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is a Cameroonian, as a calculated attempt by
the APC to trivialize and divert attention from the compelling issue of
their criminal rigging of the 2019 Presidential election.

This disingenuous claim is also a woeful design by the APC to
overburden, distract and bog down the Presidential election petition
tribunal with trivialities, lies and falsehood, so as to derail the
course of justice.

Such diversionary tactic has however only helped in further exposing the
fact that the APC has no answers to the plethora of overwhelming
evidence before the tribunal that the election was won by Atiku Abubakar
and the PDP.

Whereas Atiku Abubakar’s citizenship by birth, even under our
constitution, cannot be contested, it is indeed the biggest irony of the
year, that Atiku’s citizenship is being disputed by individuals whose
ancestry has always been a subject of debate.

These individuals include those who, being not sure of their origins;
have no love for Nigeria and even refused to be on the side of our
nation at the 1985 summit of the defunct Organization of Africa Unity
(OAU) in Addis Ababa.

Such persons prefer to deploy our national resources for infrastructural
development in affiliated places outside the shores of Nigeria, when our
country is in dire need of attention.

The apparent links were further manifested in the participation of
aliens in the campaigns of a particular Presidential candidate in Kano.

Moreover, this claim by APC appears to contain explanations as to why
its administration has remained insensitive to the challenge of
insurgency, general insecurity and economic travails of Nigerians in the
North East, particularly in Adamawa, Yobe, Borno and Taraba states.

In any case, Nigerians should not despair as the PDP and Atiku Abubakar
will not be distracted in the pursuit of our mandate. The PDP has
implicit confidence in the competence of our legal team to handle the
diversionary  antics and technicalities of the APC to unnecessarily
overstrain the tribunal and derail the course of justice in the matter.

Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary