The presidential candidate of the people’s Democratic party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections Atiku Abubakar has disown a press statement credited to him over giving legitimacy of the February 25th election.
The former Vice President in a statement he personally signed, said the purported press statement did not emanate from him neither his office.
” I have been notified of a fake press release attributed to me and purportedly giving legitimacy to the widely rigged presidential election of February 25”
”The so-called press release did not emanate from me or my office, and it should be treated with repudiation, untrue, and deliberately contrived by those who illegally appropriated the mandate of the Nigerian people”.
”For the avoidance of any doubt, I wish to state categorically that my lawyers still have my unflinching mandate to challenge the outcome of the February 25 presidential election.”
Atiku said ge join other lovers of democracy in Nigeria and friends of the country in the outright rejection of the predetermined outcome of the February 25 election.
”I shall continue to challenge the legality of that election, alongside my party, the Peoples Democratic Party”.
”The decision to challenge the sham election of February 25, the worst election in our democratic history, is not predicated on my personal interest but the interest of Nigeria and its people. It is aimed at deepening democracy and ensuring that we do not confer legitimacy to an outcome of illegitimacy.”
The PDP standard bearer said his commitment to the democratic struggle in Nigeria is beyond an election season.