The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday said he has no plan to lead a street protest in the event that the election petition tribunal ruled against him and his party on the issue of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s server.
Atiku’s Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, said the statement attributed to Atiku is the handiwork of mischief makers to mar his pro-democratic record, and lay the groundwork on false charges against him.
Ibe in a statement issued on Sunday said, “I wish to emphatically state that such a statement did not emanate from Atiku Abubakar or his privies. It is the work of mischief makers who want to mar his spotless pro-democratic record and lay the groundwork for their threatened actions against him on false charges of being a threat to national security.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Atiku Abubakar believes in the Rule of Law and in the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In his almost four decades in politics, he has never taken action or spoken words against democracy and will not start now.