2023 Elections: "Why I Stand in Solidarity with APC Now", Atiku
- Atiku Abubakar has condemned the explosion which injured some members of the APC in Port Harcourt on Thursday, January 19
- Atiku in a tweet on Thursday was grieved that violence is still rages in campaigns despite the peace pact signed by candidates ahead of the polls
- The PDP's candidate demonstrated his solidarity with the APC and its members who were victims of the disaster
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Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has reacted to the explosion that disrupted a campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers state on Thursday, January 19.
In a tweet on Thursday, Atiku said he was in solidarity with the APC and some of its members who were affected by the disasters.
"On behalf of my team, I stand in solidarity with the APC and the families of the injured. I wish the injured a quick recovery."
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No need for violence - Atiku
Stating that elections are no do-or-die affairs, Atiku noted that there should be no place for violence and anti-democratic manifestations in the coming general polls, adding that candidates have already committed to this in the signed peace pact.
The former vice president mentioned that the PDP had complained about the violence that had been unleashed on the opposition party in some states.
Atiku added that with the explosion at the APC rally in Port Harcourt, the PDP's worst fears have now manifested.
He admonished politicians that electioneering processes should be about the ballot and not the bullet.
Atiku, therefore, called on all security agencies to ensure that those behind the deadly attack are tracked, arrested, and prosecuted.
"Once again, I call on security agencies to ensure that those behind this dastardly act, including their promoters, are brought to justice to serve as a deterrent to copycats who may be emboldened to thread this same anti-democratic path."
SPV Saga: After APC’s failed attempt, Atiku makes 1 strong demand from Tinubu ahead of presidential election
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar had demanded and unreserved apology from the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Bola Tinubu, over allegation of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) saga.
On Wednesday, January 18, the Spokesperson of Atiku/Okowa Campaign Organization, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a chat with newsmen in Abuja, speaks on the allegation against the former vice president.
Ologbondiyan noted that the allegation was an avenue by Tinubu to divert attention from his litany of atrocities by seeking to impugn on the impeccable character of Atiku, with the unfounded controversy of corruption.