Atiku’s fear of mass killings caused his silence — Obaseki


An aide of the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Pedro Obaseki, has shared a private conversation he had with the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, bordering on his perceived silence over the outcome of the presidential election.

Atiku has personally maintained a radio silence, a far departure from his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, who alongside his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed have been throwing tantrums over the Independent National Electoral Commission’s declaration of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, as winner.

Obaseki, the Director, Planning and Strategy of the Atiku campaign on Tuesday in Abuja, disclosed an incident that passed between him and his principal, when he took him up on his silence in the face of alleged injustice.

This he revealed, while making a case for the 76-year-old, and casting aspersions on Tinubu’s victory; “For about three weeks, some of us who were not career politicians kept wondering what was going on. Assume that Pedro’s voice is the voice of the Wazirin Adamawa, Atiku Abubakar. He is a man of peace. He asked me a question that shut me down. He asked me, Pedro, you want me to start shouting now and you let these people come out with their guns and kill innocent Nigerians?

“That shut me down a little, but it will not stop us from doing what is right because the freedom of a people is based on the blood of martyrs. People must stand between the gap. Since the court processes will soon commence, I am crying now on behalf Of Atiku Abubakar that this is the position. If you look at the 223 paged petition, the election petition which I think for the benefit of the doubt, should be circulated.

“We want to at the end of the day, look at the INEC figures that the commission itself put out, they don’t even tally even close to 60 percent. Who advised Mr Yakubu? Who made them make promises to Nigerians that they can’t keep? Who made him to agree to declare Mr Bola Tinubu who had less than 18 percent of the votes in the FCT?”

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