- Buba Galadima, the spokesperson of Atiku Abubakar campaign organisation, has alleged that the APC paid some Nigerians to stop the former vice president from challenging Buhari's victory
- Abubakar, who was PDP's presidential candidate in the Saturday, February 23 presidential election, had told the election petition tribunal to declare him the winner of the election
- Galadima, however, said the INEC colluded with the APC to rob Atiku of his victory
The spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar campaign organisation, Buba Galadima, has alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) sponsored and paid some highly placed Nigerians to beg Atiku not to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari's victory at the election petition tribunal.
Galadima made the allegation while featuring on a Channels Television programme on Wednesday, March 20, saying that every Nigerian knew that the Saturday, February 23, presidential election was rigged by APC.
Legit.ng gathered that the former APC chieftain said the ruling party used the military to intimidate people and rig the election.
He said: “Of course every Nigerian, everybody in the world who had followed the contemporary Nigerian election of 2019 knew that there was rigging, massive intimidation, in fact, there was robbery by the APC by using the security agencies especially the military to rig the election.
"If it is an allegation, go and ask a host of places in Benue, Plateau, Borno, Yobe and Zamfara. Let them go to court, I’ll substantiate it. You know it is a fact that one month to the election, the military had declared what you called Python Dance across the 36 states of the federation.
"That is preparatory to their engagement during the election and they used it effectively to intimidate voters, to harass voters to kill voters and write results for the APC.
"Is that an allegation? Did you not see what happened in records available to us show that our candidate had won this election and that is why we had gone to court.
"APC has insisted, sponsored even demonstrated and sponsored some highly placed Nigerians, paid them handsomely to appeal to Atiku not to go to court.
"What is their business? Didn’t their candidate in 2003, 2007 and 2011 go to court to challenge results? Did he ever congratulate those that were declared to have won those elections?’
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was accused by Buba Galadima, a spokesperson for the Atiku Campaign Organisation, of using the military to intimidate voters and rig the 2019 elections.
Galadima leveled the accusation on Wednesday, March 20, during an interview on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme.
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