The Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere on Saturday rubbished claims by the All Progressives Congress, APC, that Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate was a Cameroonian and not a Nigerian.
Spokesperson of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin described the claim by the ruling APC as total rubbish and an attempt to divert attention, DailyPost reports.
The Afenifere spokesperson wondered why APC never made such claim when Abubakar was campaigning for the party in 2015 but came out when he challenged President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory after the 2019 elections.
According to Odumakin, such claim was an attempt to divert the attention of Nigerians from Abubakar’s queries on the victory of Buhari at the just concluded 2019 presidential elections.
He said: “It’s pure and applied nonsense and an attempt to divert attention.
“When Atiku was campaigning with APC all over the country in 2015 and he was donating money to them, they didn’t realize he was a Cameroonian but now that he challenged their electoral victory, they suddenly realized he’s a Cameroonian.
“This is rubbish, they should respond to the electoral allegations Atiku raised and face that in court rather than create all these childish and comic diversions.”
Odumakin also stated that only the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal can determine the eventual outcome of the 2019 presidential poll.
He, however, urged the tribunal to be impartial in deciding the eventual winner of the 2019 presidential election.
“It’s left for the judiciary. We that know what this arm of government has gone through in the last few years has been appalling.
“There have been attempts to overhaul, decimate, instill fear and cow the judiciary but let’s hope that in spite of all, justice will be done.
“Nobody can place a bet on anything for now but let’s hope that the judiciary will look straight at the law and take their decision when the time comes,” he said.