The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has replied the campaign office of President Muhammadu Buhari over claims that he should be in prison if the system was working well in Nigeria.
Atiku, Nigeria's former vice president, also dismissed as 'total fabrication' the allegation by the Buhari campaign office that he spent $30,000 to hire a US lobby group to persuade the US Congress to stop the inauguration of President Buhari.
In a statement made available to Legit.ng by his media aide, Paul Ibe, Atiku, who described these as "shameless lies", said the latest dirty propaganda against him "didn't come as a surprise to us because lying has so far become their only bragging rights of competence."
In the statement released in Abuja on Wednesday, April 10, Ibe noted that lying has become a culture to the APC administration adding that this latest one was an attempt to divert the attention of Nigerians.
According to the statement, "Since Atiku resisted pressure not to go to court, the APC has been behaving like a cat on hot bricks because the outcome of the 2019 elections has exposed and shattered the facade of their dubious integrity."
Ibe said the APC was behaving nervously like a thief living under the fear of being exposed and shamed.
The statement said the ruling party was using fake news against Atiku instead of focusing on defending themselves in the court.
"For a party that has broken the worst record in election rigging, the APC doesn't have any iota of integrity to be taken seriously by anybody.
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"Atiku's court case has become their biggest burden because it exposes their integrity as a sham, and instead of defending their stolen mandate in court, they are now using fake news to divert public attention from the historic electoral heist they have committed against Nigerians," the statement said.
The former vice president said no amount of diversionary propaganda and fake news campaign by the APC would stop him from continuing the court action he started to reclaim the stolen mandate.
Legit.ng earlier reported how the special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, asked Atiku Abubakar to counsel himself against what it called alleged treason.
Reports had emerged on Tuesday, April 9, of Atiku Abubakar was allegedly lobbying the United States of America to recognise him as the duly elected in Nigeria.
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