The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the allegations made against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu by the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Abubakar Atiku.
The APC urged the former vice president to graciously accept defeat and quietly lick his political wounds with some dignity.
According to the ruling APC, Nigerians rejected Atiku at the polls, and he cannot get by subterfuge what he failed to get through the ballot box.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the APC said: “Nigerians validly elected President Tinubu to revamp our economy, restore security, create jobs, provide transformative infrastructure, improve electricity supply and enhance the living conditions of the masses,” adding that “President Tinubu has undertaken to serve Nigerians and he will not be distracted by a man who has consistently failed to achieve his self-serving and brutal quest to become Nigeria’s president.”
According to the APC, the conference convened by Atiku lacked purpose and delivered nothing except the pitiful regurgitation of lies, mindless distortions and deliberate falsehood on Atiku’s infantile obsession with the academic record of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
For several weeks, Nigerians and the world have watched with incredulity, Alhaji Abubakar’s display of utter desperation in his failed bid to become the President of Nigeria.
On Thursday, Atiku put his desperation in overdrive during his press conference where he addressed some of the issues in his appeal at the Supreme Court and bandying unproven charges against the President of Nigeria, His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in a calculated attempt to shamelessly whip up public sentiments and inordinately pressure the Supreme Court.
The All Progressives Congress said: “We believe Atiku should have known better than to demonstrate gross contempt of the highest court by making public comments on a matter that he has submitted to the court for adjudication,” adding that the major takeaway from his Yar’Adua Centre show, especially at question time, was that Atiku harbours deep animosity towards Tinubu whom he believes was responsible for his electoral woes in 2007, 2015, 2019 and this year.
In desperation, unbecoming of a statesman who once occupied the second highest office in the land, the PDP candidate in the last election has thrown every decency, decorum, dignity and national respectability out the window on his purposeless judicial voyage of discovery to the United States in search of a magic wand for taking power against the will of the Nigerian electorate loudly expressed in last February’s presidential election.
The APC said Alhaji Atiku Abubakar holds the unenviable title of Nigeria’s most prolific election loser and longest running presidential candidate in history, “and we see his recent US fishing expedition as the last kick of a roundly rejected presidential aspirant.”
The ruling party sympathised with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for “spending a lifetime pursuing unrealised dream,” and strongly condemned the “perfidious road he has taken and the needless negative exposure of Nigeria and the institution of the Presidency in foreign land.”
The APC stated: “Just for the record, we wish to provide some clarity on the matter of the deposition of Mr. Caleb Westberg, the Registrar of Chicago State University, last Tuesday under oath at the Chicago office of Atiku’s lawyer, Angela Liu, to save unsuspecting Nigerians from barrage of untruths, distortions and campaign of misinformation being dished out by Atiku and his PDP”
According to the APC, “Mr. Westberg was unmistaken and unambiguous in his deposition as to the fact that President Bola Tinubu graduated with honours from Chicago State University. He also emphatically provided clear answers on all other issues raised.