- The APC Presidential Campaign Council called for immediate arrest of Buba Galadima
- The campaign council claimed Galadima has made a video announcing Atiku winner of presidential election
- The APC campaign also claimed the opposition party is plotting to mobilise “hoodlums” for nationwide protests
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has called for immediate arrest of Buba Galadima, a spokesperson of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential campaign.
In a statement on Sunday, February 24, The Cable reports that the APC campaign council accused Galadima of plotting to announce Atiku Abubakar, PDP presidential candidate, as the winner of the presidential election.
The council claimed Galadima had recorded a short video to this effect, while acting on behalf of the PDP as its campaign spokesman.
It also claimed the opposition party is plotting to mobilise “hoodlums” for nationwide protests.
The statement issued by Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the Buhari campaign reads:
“In preparation for this reckless move, some PDP social media agents are already flying some kites on-line as to the number of states allegedly ‘won’ by PDP.
“In fact, Alhaji Buba Galadima, an official spokesperson for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has made a short video announcing PDP as the ‘winner’ of the presidential election.
“As an official spokesperson, he is clearly acting on behalf of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and on his instruction. We, therefore call for the immediate arrest, interrogation and prosecution of Alhaji Buba Galadima in this regard. The world is watching and waiting on Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to say something on the video by Alhaji Buba Galadima.”
The APC campaign council further claimed that it learnt the PDP has summoned an emergency meeting in Abuja regarding the election.
“Top on the agenda of the PDP is to activate the last strand of their Dubai strategies that have since collapsed like a pack of cards: they plan to release fake results of the presidential election later today or early Monday morning that they claim to have compiled themselves.
“Our information is that they aim to create crises and confusion that will lead to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar claiming victory in a day or two from today ahead of the official announcement of the results by INEC. Then, what would follow will be some carefully choreographed protests by pockets of hoodlums in some parts of the country. The ultimate aim is to curry the sympathy of our foreign friends and push us to the Venezuela situation.
“Our call is therefore to INEC, Nigeria Broadcasting Commission and all law-enforcement agencies to continually warn the PDP and all their surrogates like the amorphous CUPP and their likes that anyone who flouts the law on announcement of official results will be made to face the law. Opposition does not confer immunity on anyone to flout the law,” the statement concluded.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the APC won in the polling unit of Senator Godswill Akpabio in Akwa Ibom.
Akpabio, a former PDP governor of Akwa Ibom and former senate minority leader, defected to the APC and is currently the APC senatorial candidate for Akwa Ibom North West.
Buhari got 1553 votes to win his closest opponent in the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who polled 11 votes in Ukana West 2, unit 9, Essien Udim local government area in Akwa Ibom, Akpabio’s unit.
In the senatorial election result, Akpabio won in the unit with 1533 votes while the PDP senatorial candidate, Chris Ekpenyong got 4 votes.
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