The Nigerian government has warned the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakr who lost out in the recent Presidential election to stop overheating the polity and quit trying to instigate a political crisis in the country.
This position was stated by the country’s Information and Culture Minister Mr. Lai Mohammed in Abuja on Thursday.
Mr. Mohammed’s assertion was based on posters that litter the streets of Abuja recently bearing the picture of former Vice President and the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, with the inscription: THE PUKKA, H.E. ATIKU ABUBAKAR, THE REAL AND THE RIGHT, have surfaced across major streets in Abuja.
The appearance of these posters coincide with the media report that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has hired a US lobbying firm to convince the United States not to recognize the re-election of President Buhari until the Supreme Court has ruled on the suit by the PDP presidential candidate,” he said.
The posters and the hiring of US lobbyists, the latest of such by the PDP candidate, have triggered questions about what Alhaji Abubakar is up to.
Is he starting a fresh campaign after the elections have been won and lost? Muhammed asked.
He adds that he rescinded his decision to challenge the results of the presidential election in court, perhaps after realising that the results he claimed to have obtained from the INEC back server were cooked.
Source: Voice of Nigeria