The National Working Committee, NWC, of People Democratic Party, PDP, on Wednesday, 31st, July, alleged All Progressive Congress member threatening the life of 2019 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Atiku’s life has been under threat because the defense of President Buhari at the ongoing Presidential Election Petition collapsed.
In a statement by PDP’S spoke person, Kola Ologbondiyan, claimed that All Progressive Party was seeking ways to frame Atiku for ”flimsy issues” and unconstitional grounds. Atiku’s comments on national issues have been patriotic and within his constitutional right of freedom of speech, not only as a Nigerian but also a former Vice President, a leader and Presidential candidate of a party which commands the followership and solidarity of overwhelming majority of Nigerians.
Ologbondiyan also called on all Nigerians to note that the renewed allegations against Atiku came after a witness in contradiction to the president’s claim told the court that the Army never required any enlisted officer to submit his WAEC certificate.
“Furthermore, it is quite disturbing that the APC is attacking Atiku Abubakar for commending British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, for appointing 39 years old Nigerian, Kemi Badenoch, as a minister in his cabinet,”
Ologbondiyan state: “Contrary to President Buhari’s projection to the world that Nigerian youths are lazy and should not be given active role in governance in our country, other nations are finding accommodation for our youths. Atiku Abubakar cannot but commend such world leaders, no matter whose ox is gored. Ologbondiyan added APC has further shown its disdain for the Nigerian youth as being demonstrated by President Buhari, whose cabinet has no place for our youths.
The PDP notes the reference by APC to President Buhari as a “sitting” President”. However, Our party,state that what Nigeria needs at a time like this is a working President, not a President that sits down while our country becomes the world headquarters of poverty; also not a President that relaxes in an arm-chair while insecurity of lives and our economy continues to nosedive to the extent that Ghana has overtaken our nation as the number one recipient for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in West Africa.
This is why the PDP stands with Nigerians in their determination to retrieve Atiku Abubakar’s stolen mandate at the tribunal and no amount of threats by the APC can detract from this resolve.