The All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council has stated that it is eager to meet the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, in court so as to show the world how President Muhammadu Buhari freely and fairly defeated the former vice president in the just-concluded presidential election.
Newsworth recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had in the early hours of Wednesday declared Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, winner of the latest presidential poll having polled 15,191,847 votes as against Atiku’s 11,262,978 votes with a victory margin of 3,928,869 votes.
Director of Strategic Communications of the Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo has now spoken on Tuesday, while rubbishing a report that the APC Presidential Campaign wrote a letter to some international bodies to prevail on Atiku not to proceed to court to challenge the result of the February 23 presidential election.
He disclosed that the letter was purportedly written by a certain ‘Buhari Campaign Organisation’ which does not act at the behest of the APC Presidential Campaign Council nor represents the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation in any way.
Keyamo then said, “We are very anxious to meet Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in court in order to show the world in a conclusive manner the free and fair nature of the comprehensive defeat of Atiku at the polls. An election is not termed ‘rigged’ only by the mere claim of it by the loser. That is what Atiku and the PDP want to ram down our throats. Unfortunately for them, international, continental and sub-regional observers (who can be seen as neutral by all standards) ALL declared the election to be free, fair and credible. No ego-massaging narrative can change that.
“We therefore totally disassociate ourselves from the letter purportedly written by one of, perhaps, many support groups of President Muhammadu Buhari. They may have a right to their opinion, but it does not represent our official position.”