The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has dissociated himself from campaign poster that surfaced in Abuja and its environs.
Earlier, posters of Atiku flooded the streets of Abuja with inscriptions such as ‘ The real and the right’ as well as a Hindi word ‘Pukka’ which means ‘Genuine’ surfaced after a report on how Atiku allegedly enlisted the assistance of two cerebral lawyers in Washington DC, United States of America to lobby the American government for recognition as the winner of the February 23 presidential election.
A press statement by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, reads “Our attention has been drawn to posters of His Excellency Atiku Abubakar, Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election being circulated in Abuja.
“We disassociate the former Vice President of Nigeria from the said posters in circulation.”
“The campaign season is over. The tainted electoral victory by the incumbent is being challenged in court.
“We refuse to be distracted, which is exactly the objective of our opponents but to remain focused on diligently pursuing our election petition with a view to retrieving the stolen mandate.”