Group warns US, EU, UK others against imposing Atiku through undemocratic means

Group warns US, EU, UK others against imposing Atiku through undemocratic means

- Nigerian Democratic Forum has alleged plots by the United States of America, United Kingdom governments and European Union to impose Atiku Abubakar

- The group said the international community has perfected plans to make sure Atiku is announced winner of the presidential election slated to hold on Saturday, February 16

- NDF said the international community should be advised to desist from engaging in illegal activities that undermine the stability of Nigeria

A pro-democratic group in Nigeria on Wednesday, February 13, raised an alarm over plots by the United States of America, United Kingdom governments and European Union to impose Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party on Nigerians.

The group, Nigerian Democratic Forum, alleged that the international community had all perfected plans to make sure Atiku is announced winner of the presidential election slated to hold on Saturday, February 16.

Speaking at the press conference in Abuja, the director of publicity of NDF, Steven Chukwu, warned that any attempt to impose Atiku on Nigerians would be highly resisted.

Chukwu called on the federal government to liase with INEC to urgently convene a forum to remind the observer missions in the country of the roles they were accredited to play.

He said the international community should also, at the forum, be advised to desist from engaging in illegal activities that undermine the stability of Nigeria.

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Chukwu said: "The driving force for their support of Atiku Abubakar is worrisome and calls for any Nigerian that desires to still have a country after the elections to stand up against the re-colonization of Nigeria."

What the investigation found out included: the economies of the identified countries and regional bloc have tethered on the verge of meltdown since President Buhari came into office in 2015. There is anecdotal evidence that the High Street shops in the UK suffered a slump in December of that year simply because looters in Nigeria were unable to patronize the stores as they were unable to steal money to spend in that country, many of the shops have since folded up. Almost four years later, other sectors of all the meddling countries have taken hits from not having cash injection bankrolled with stolen funds from Nigeria.

Their situation became desperate because other African countries are beginning to follow in the examples of President Buhari, which means another four years of his leadership style will leave the US, UK and EU in dire economic situations while Africa would have made progress in truly being liberated," Chukwu noted.

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He also alleged that Atiku and the PDP has struck deals to sell key national assets to these countries through their nationals that will act as proxies.

He said the assertion by Atiku that he will sell the NNPC to his friends was made in fulfillment of the requirement that he commits to selling Nigeria to these countries in exchange for their support to get him into office.

"It was desperation over the prospect of this deal unravelling that made Atiku wrote for the intervention of his foreign masters when a Chief Judge that would have validated the sales was suspended for corruption," Chukwu noted.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the European Union has added Nigeria to a blacklist of nations seen as posing a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering.

An EU executive told Reuters on Wednesday, February 13, that the move is part of a crackdown on money laundering after several scandals at EU banks.

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Nigeria making the list is a big blow to the anti-corruption fight of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

The move has, however, been criticized by several EU countries including Britain worried about their economic relations with the listed states.

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