The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) within the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, has debunked media stories indicating he deliberate to steer a protest ought to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal rule towards his bid to compel the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) to grant him entry to data on the Fee’s central server.
Atiku and the PDP are difficult the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari on the Tribunal the place they’ve prayed the tribunal to compel INEC to grant them entry to data referring to the presidential election on the Fee’s central server.
In an announcement Sunday by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, the PDP candidate described statements in circulation to that impact because the handiwork of mischief makers.
In response to Atiku, the stated assertion was meant to mar Atiku Abubakar’s “spotless pro-democratic document”, with the view to laying the groundwork on false expenses towards him.
The assertion stated: “Our consideration has been drawn to an announcement circulating in a piece of the media, to the impact that Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of PDP within the 2019 presidential election and Vice President of Nigeria, 1999-2007, plans to steer a road protest within the occasion that the election petition tribunal guidelines towards him and his occasion on the difficulty of a server for the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee.
“I want to emphatically state that such an announcement didn’t emanate from Atiku Abubakar or his privies.
“It’s the work of mischief makers who need to mar his spotless pro-democratic document and lay the bottom work for his or her threatened actions towards him on false expenses of being a risk to nationwide safety.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Atiku Abubakar believes within the Rule of Regulation and within the legal guidelines of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In his virtually 4 a long time in politics, he has by no means taken motion or spoken phrases towards democracy and won’t begin now.
“Atiku Abubakar and his crew believe in God and thus name on these bent on mischief to have the worry of God and retrace their steps.
“Democracy has come to remain in Nigeria. The tradition of worry being created now can not rein in our democracy. Nigeria and Nigerians have a constant historical past of outlasting tyranny and can proceed to take action by the grace of God”.