…Asks Buhari To Do Same By Calling His Surrogates To Order
By Peter Jene
Atiku Abubakar has expressed disappointment over the message from President Bill Clinton’s inability to visit Nigeria because of recent “conversations” that have made the intended visit inexpedient.
In a statement signed and delivered to the Atlantic Post by his Media Adviser, Atiku said he understands the reasons given by President Clinton and wish the situation on the ground were more ideal as to make his visit more conducive.
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, who has always been a man with a history and pattern of peaceful democratic activity, said he had looked forward to President Clinton’s visit.
“We quite understand the reasons given by President Clinton, coming especially after the unfortunate “body bag” comment emanating from the All Progressives Congress,” Atiku said
Atiku Abubakar said, be that as it may, he wishes to reaffirm to Nigerians and the world, his commitment to peace and democracy and urges all contestants and parties involved in the 2019 Nigerian elections to publicly do the same.
Atiku Abubakar urged all Nigerians to peacefully troop out in their numbers to vote according to their conscience and dictates, adding that a large voter turnout makes it even more difficult, and perhaps impossible to rig elections.
Atiku Abubakar also noted and condemned the harassment of friends of Nigeria by the Buhari administration and its agents, surrogates and privies, who have taken to releasing and uttering statements threatening diplomats and election observers.
Atiku said he wishes to make known to these individuals the fact that Nigeria has long-standing friends and it will be myopic to burn those bridges on the altar of desperation.
The PDP presidential flag bearer finally urged President Muhammadu Buhari to place the interest of Nigeria above partisanship and call these antagonists to order.