FG caution Atiku against overheating polity, instigating political crisis.
The Federal Government has issued a stern warning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the February 23, 2019 presidential polls, Atiku Abubakar, to “henceforth, stop overheating the polity and quit trying to instigate a political crisis in Nigeria as he goes about fighting to claim his mandate to be determined by the courts.”
It warned that the former vice president should not give the impression that he does not have confidence in the judicial process, thus “resorting to self-help.”
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, gave the warning yesterday while briefing journalists on the latest development surrounding Atiku’s statement on posters with the inscriptions, ”The Pukka, H E Atiku Abubakar, The Real and the Right’’ which had surfaced across major streets in Abuja.
Mohammed stressed that the Wazirin Adamawa “cannot win by subterfuge what he lost at the polls” but he, however, admitted that his moves were yet to be termed ”treasonable” until further notice.
He said: ” As you must have noticed in recent times, posters 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 coincides with the media report that Atiku Abubakar has hired a U.S. lobbying firm to convince the United States not to recognize the re-election of President (Muhammadu) Buhari until the Supreme Court has ruled on the suit by the PDP presidential candidate.”