26 March 2019

Nigeria: PDP Accuses Buhari, APC of Blackmailing Election Tribunal

Abuja — The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to get prepared to face its legal team at the Presidential Election Tribunal and stop "unnecessary fabrications and smear campaigns."

The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday, said: "President Buhari is overweighed by the burden of illegitimacy following overwhelming evidence before the tribunal that he stole the presidential mandate, hence this lame attempt at blackmailing the tribunal by engaging in clear acts of sub judice."

The party stated that the facts and issues touching on the INEC server are already within the public domain and Nigerians are already with them.

"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.

"It is even more appalling that Festus Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a member of Buhari's legal team, who should know better, would engage in this act of sub judice designed to distort facts already known to Nigerians that our presidential candidate and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, clearly won the 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," the statement further said.

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