Election Tribunal: I am not staging a protest – Atiku

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The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, says he has no plan to lead a street protest if the election petition tribunal rules against him and his party over the 2019 presidential polls.

Atiku’s Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, said the statement attributed to Atiku is the handiwork of mischief makers.

Ibe insists that Atiku believes in the Rule of Law and in the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He said quote “In Atiku’s almost four decades in politics, he has never taken action or spoken words against democracy and will not start now.”

“I wish to emphatically state that such a statement did not emanate from AtikuAbubakar or his privies. It is the work of mischief makers who want to mar his spotless pro-democratic record and lay the groundwork for their threatened actions against him on false charges of being a threat to national security.

“For the avoidance of doubt, AtikuAbubakar believes in the Rule of Law and in the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In his almost four decades in politics, he has never taken action or spoken words against democracy and will not start now.

“Atiku and his team have confidence in God and thus call on those bent on mischief to have the fear of God and retrace their steps. Democracy has come to stay in Nigeria. The culture of fear being created now cannot rein in our democracy. Nigeria and Nigerians have a consistent history of outlasting tyranny and will continue to do so by the grace of God.”

The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, are claiming that they won the February 23 presidential election in view of the results fed the INEC’s server, a claim the electoral umpire has consistently faulted.

On Thursday last week, they prayed the Presidential tribunal to order the Independent National Electoral Commission to grant them access to inspect the commission’s servers and other electronic gadgets used by INEC in the February 23 presidential election.




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