The Presidency has come down laborious on the Individuals Democratic Celebration (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over his rejection of the Supreme Court docket ruling reaffirming the electoral victory of President Bola Tinubu within the February 25 presidential election.
In response to an announcement by the Particular Adviser to the President on Data & Technique, Bayo Onanuga, he mentioned the previous Vice President unravelled on Monday at a press convention in Abuja the place he lastly discovered his voice after greater than 96 hours to answer his trouncing on the Supreme Court docket in a landmark judgement on his grossly incompetent election petition attraction.
He mentioned the Presidency was incorrect to count on that Atiku at 77 would play the statesman and sportsman and settle for, with equanimity, the decision of the very best court docket and the folks of Nigeria.
As a substitute, Onanuga mentioned Atiku unashamedly constituted himself right into a demagogue and anarchist in the way in which and method he sought to drag down and delegitimize all of the establishments of State, all in a futile bid to attain what he couldn’t get through the poll field.
He mentioned, “at his press convention the place he laboured, in useless, to as soon as once more manipulate public opinion and blame the judiciary for his self-inflicted defeat within the 25 February Presidential election, Alhaji Atiku launched a diatribe towards the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) and judiciary, significantly our apex court docket, for not bending the legislation and the structure to fulfill his whims and caprices.
“Atiku tried very laborious to excellent his act of misinformation by searching for to put declare to fake morality and better beliefs when in precise truth his total life is antithetical to any greater beliefs.
“As an example, Atiku claimed he labored together with others to finish army rule in Nigeria when he was recognized to be in mattress with the identical junta who held democracy hostage and incarcerated his mentor, Main-Basic Shehu Musa Yar’Adua (rtd), until loss of life.
“He distanced himself from him whereas in detention to maintain alive his governorship ambition on the platform of a kind of inglorious Abacha political events.”
Onanuga mentioned Atiku’s model of politics is such that when an electoral course of or election doesn’t go his means or pave the way in which for his victory, democracy turns into dysfunctional and should, subsequently, be imperiled.
For him, he famous democracy ought to both go his means or the freeway.
The presidential adviser mentioned the PDP candidate was uncharitable and pugnacious in his selection of phrases and his view about Nigeria.
In response to Onanuga, “we will solely think about the extent of frustration that might make a former Vice President of Nigeria to carry such pessimistic view of a rustic the place he as soon as occupied the second highest place.
“The PDP candidate mentioned Nigeria is doomed simply because he failed to attain his private ambition.
“We need to inform Alhaji Atiku this: Nigeria shouldn’t be doomed. It’s only Atiku’s inordinate ambition to be President that’s doomed. Nigeria is transferring ahead and set to attain its manifest future as one of the vital revered and profitable nations of the world below the management of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Opposite to Atiku’s gloomy submission on our democracy, we’re excited to inform the world that our democracy is flourishing and blossoming. It’s the motive, for the primary time, since 1999 the character of our Nationwide Meeting and its outlook replicate the range and plurality of the alternatives and preferences of voters as a rainbow coalition of various events versus the follow up to now the place simply two events dominated the nationwide parliament.
“In immediately’s Nigeria, votes rely. No quantity of deliberate distortions of information about our latest election by Alhaji Atiku and his associate, Peter Obi can vitiate the continual enchancment of our electoral course of, which native and worldwide observers have hailed. As declared by the Supreme Court docket, IReV was not designed as a web based collation centre. It was merely a public viewing centre for outcomes.”
The particular adviser mentioned PDP and Atiku, together with Peter Obi’s faction of Labour Celebration can’t proceed to insist on their very own actuality towards commonsense, logic and the legislation.
He mentioned Atiku and his military of hirelings knew why they misplaced the election.
“The PDP candidate misplaced as a result of Nigerians most popular Bola Ahmed Tinubu and voted for him to be president. Tinubu, alongside together with his APC, gained as a result of he supplied a greater imaginative and prescient for our nation’s future. The All Progressives Congress as a united and formidable celebration which ran a well-coordinated marketing campaign together with his rank and file intact.
“Atiku misplaced as a result of he went into a significant election with a fragmented and tattered umbrella that might not maintain collectively. There was no means Atiku and PDP may have gained the election with the celebration platform below which he contested damaged into 4 components.
“If Atiku was not harboring a delusion of grandeur, we surprise how he may have envisaged any potential pathway to victory with Mr. Peter Obi’s Labour Celebration, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s NNPP and PDP G-5 Governors who took away potential PDP votes, whereas the APC went into the election as a robust, viable and unified entity,” he added.
Onanuga mentioned Atiku Abubakar claims he loves Nigeria and embraces “integrity” a lot.
In response to him, the presidency discovered such declare to be sheer hypocrisy as Atiku stays one of many worst examples of kleptocracy in Africa.
He mentioned the US Congress lists Atiku’s cash laundering as one of many very uncommon instances of corruption on the highest degree of governance on the planet.
Onanuga mentioned his avarice despatched congressman William Jefferson to jail after the FBI busted a bribery scandal during which Atiku was concerned from head to toe and for which he was marked down by the U.S. company.
“Now as we get to the correct enterprise of governance after Atiku’s unwarranted distraction, we have now picked some clear classes going ahead. One is that our establishments have to be strengthened on diligent and durable wings, sufficient to resist and establish from afar rabble-rousers who masquerade as statesmen.
“Second, our establishments should additionally make sure that corrupt, determined, self-serving serial losers shouldn’t have an area in our democracy. As a result of if they do not win the battle, they may burn the nation.
“We need to advise Atiku that after over three a long time of elusive bid for the Presidency of Nigeria, he should now finish his unprofitable bid and go away from any enterprise that can additional pollute the political ambiance and nationwide concord,” he added.