- The Atiku campaign organisation claimed Buhari's emergence as APC candidate was a fraud
- The group said Nigerians would vote out Buhari in 2019
- It expressed confidence in its candidate's victory in 2019
The Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation has questioned President Muhammadu Buhari’s emergence as presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The group in a statement on Monday, October 8, described Buhari’s emergence as APC candidate as fraudulent claiming “a coalition of five aspirants are (is) challenging his victory. That alone tells Nigerians his emergence is fraudulent”.
The Buhari Campaign Organisation had first questioned the credibility of the former vice president’s emergence at PDP’s flagbearer.
The Atiku group said while Buhari’s victory was still in contention, “the eleven other aspirants of the PDP accepted Atiku’s victory”.
“We ask, how can the Buhari Campaign Organisation disparage the PDP primary that produced His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, when even the President’s own wife, Aisha Buhari, has condemned the APC’s primary? Not only did Mrs Buhari condemn APC’s primaries, she described them as ‘unfair’ and lacking in integrity. Who can know President Buhari better than his wife?
“President Buhari was the only candidate cleared by the APC to contest its primary. Yet, a coalition of five aspirants is challenging his victory. That alone tells Nigerians his emergence is fraudulent,” the group said.
The group said Nigerians ”who have suffered under the present administration”, will readily vote for Abubakar.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari accepted nomination to contest for a second term in the 2019 presidential election. The over 7000 delegates had converged in Abuja to ratified the results of the presidential primaries held across the country.
President polled a total vote of of 14,842,072 votes to emerged the winner of the presidential primaries.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that security is tight in and around the Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the national convention of the APC where delegates are expected to ratify the president's return ticket.
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