The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, to stop their unnecessary fabrications and smear campaign, and prepare to face the opposition’s Legal Team, at the Presidential Election Tribunal.
Responding to a petition by the Spokesman for the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, the PDP said that President Buhari is over-weighed by the burden of “illegitimacy”, following overwhelming evidence before the Tribunal, that he “stole” the Presidential mandate.
In a statement on Monday night, the PDP National Spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, stressed that the allegation that the party hacked the Independent National Electoral Commission’s, INEC, server, was a lame one.
Ologbondiyan described it as an attempt at blackmailing the Tribunal, by engaging in clear acts of subjudice.
The PDP Spokesman, further stated that the facts and issues touching on the INEC server, were already within the public domain, and Nigerians are already at home with them.
Ologbondiyan continued: “By resorting to shadow-boxing outside the Tribunal, President Buhari and the APC, have shown that they have no defence to present to the court, against PDP’s submission that they stole our mandate.
“It is even more appalling that Festus Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a member of Buhari’s Legal Team, who should know better, would engage in this act of subjudice designed to distort facts already known to Nigerians, that our Presidential Candidate and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, clearly won the February 23, Presidential election.
“Since it has become clear that President Buhari has no defence to present to the court, we counsel him to save the nation further stress, by surrendering our mandate, which was freely given by majority of Nigerians to Atiku Abubakar.”