Atiku to Nigerians: Disregard fake press release attributed to me

March 27, 2023

1.6 min readCategories: Politics

The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has called on Nigerians and the International Community to utterly disregard the fake press release attributed him on just concluded presidential election of February 25, 2023.

In a statement posted by Atiku on his verified Meta page (Facebook), the PDP presidential candidate urged Nigerians to treat the fake press release with repudiation, saying it was deliberately contrived by those who illegally appropriated the mandate of the Nigerian people to mislead the unsuspecting public.

It was reported in the fake release that Atiku has congratulated the president-elect, announced his retirement from active politics, and applied for the withdrawal of his Election Petition. Starnews Nigeria reports that on the contrary, the Waziri of Adamawa said the so-called press release did not emanate him or his office.

“I have been notified of a fake press release attributed to me and purportedly giving legitimacy to the widely rigged presidential election of February 25.

“The so-called press release did not emanate from me or my office, and it should be treated with repudiation, untrue, and deliberately contrived by those who illegally appropriated the mandate of the Nigerian people.

“For the avoidance of any doubt, I wish to state categorically that my lawyers still have my unflinching mandate to challenge the outcome of the February 25 presidential election.

“I join other lovers of democracy in Nigeria and friends of our great country in the outright rejection of the pre-determined outcome of the February 25 election.

“I shall continue to challenge the legality of that election alongside my party, the Peoples Democratic Party.

“The decision to challenge the sham election of February 25, the worst election in our democratic history, is not predicated on my personal interest but on the interest of Nigeria and its people. It is aimed at deepening democracy and ensuring that we do not confer legitimacy to an outcome of illegitimacy.

“My commitment to the democratic struggle in Nigeria is beyond an election season”, Atiku said.

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