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Presidential election: Why Buhari should surrender to Atiku – PDP



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to surrender the presidency to its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

PDP stated Abubakar was freely given the mandate by Nigerians, hence, Buhari should surrender the presidency to its candidate.The party asked Buhari and APC to stop their unnecessary fabrications, smear campaign and prepare to face its legal team at the presidential election tribunal.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Monday, PDP said 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 subjudice.”

The opposition party stated that the “facts and issues touching on the INEC server are already within the public domain and Nigerians are already at home 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 against PDP’s submission that they stole our mandate.

“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 subjudice designed to distort facts already known to Nigerians, that our Presidential Candidate and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, clearly won the February 23 Presidential election.

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“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 added.