- Atiku Abubakar has been exonerated from a statement which implied that 30 accused persons are working for President Buhari
- The statement was said to have been a personal opinion of the author which the media erroneously ascribed to Atiku
- A political ally of the PDP candidate said Atiku would not accuse people wrongly especially if no competent court of law has found them guilty
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has been exonerated from a statement which implied that 30 accused persons are working for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Legit.ng gathered that the statement is a personal opinion of the author which was erroneously ascribed to the former vice president.
The clarification was made by the deputy chairman of the PDP presidential campaign council (south) and former governor of Ogun state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
Otunba Daniel said: “Atiku Abubakar is a statesman and not in the habit of making unguarded and unsubstantiated claims about persons and institutions. The media probably got it wrong and simply elevated personal opinions to that of Atiku Abubakar. They simply cannot be the same.
“Atiku believes in the rule of law, and would not accuse people wrongly especially if no competent court of law has found them guilty.
“That is what distinguishes Atiku Abubakar from the current APC government which has elevated deceit and lies to such height in statecraft."
Meanwhile, Atiku on Monday, January 21, described leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as liars and deceivers.
The former vice president said this at the PDP presidential rally in Dutse, the Jigawa state capital.
He also promised the huge crowd at the rally that he would not disappoint Nigerians if he was elected president.
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