People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has rebuked the All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Committee (PCC) for allegedly begging Western powers to congratulate President-elect Borah Ahmad Tinu Cloth (Bola Ahmed Tinubu).
APC PCC new media director Femi Fani-Kayode last week urged the President of the United States, joe bidenCongratulations to the President-elect, stating that Nigeria is a large country and as it should be.
“Yes, both the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria have congratulated Asiwaju. For that, we are eternally grateful and reflect a respect. However, it is time for Joe (Biden) to pick up the phone and join his voice. We are a big country: we deserve the same,” Fani-Kayode said.
However, in a statement on Thursday from his special assistant for public communications Phrank Shaibu, the former vice president said the APC PCC had shown desperation, specifically asking the US president to congratulate Tinubu on his victory in the Feb. 25 presidential election.
He maintains that the presidential election was fraudulent and tailored to favor the former Lagos state governor.
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The PDP candidate and his Labor opponent, Peter Obi, are challenging Tinubu’s electoral victory in the presidential election petitions court.
“After being the beneficiary of the worst and most fraudulent election in Nigerian history, tinub and his ilk are now running from pillar to pillar, begging the Western powers to recognize him. This is the height of despair.
“It’s reminiscent of the Sani Abacha era, when the supreme ruler tried to curry favor with the West after refusing to recognize MKO Abiola as the winner of the June 12 elections and deciding to seize power over a people who didn’t want him.
“Even the U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, made it clear that the Nigerian elections fell short of Nigerians’ expectations. Several reliable local and international media outlets, as well as EU observers, questioned the credibility of the elections. Yet , Tinubu and his ilk want to put their stamp on it? What a joke!”
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