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President-Elect, Bola Tinubu reacted to the protest by the Peoples Democratic Party over the outcome of the presidential election, telling the PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to stop staging a theatre of the absurd over the presidential election
Atiku and PDP leaders had led the protest march to the headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday, to protest the outcome of the February 25 election.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that Tinubu counselled Atiku to seek redress in court instead of “busy dancing skelewu” on the streets of Abuja.
Reacting to the protest march, Bayo Onanuga, Director of Media and Publicity of APC Presidential Campaign Council, said “What was on display today by Alhaji Atiku and his motley crowd was a new low from the perennial election loser.
“With Atiku staging a theatre of the absurd, we fail to see how a march to INEC by a scanty crowd will provide any victory window for him and his fragmented PDP.
” The only recourse open to Atiku after the electoral umpire declared Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the President-elect, is the Election Petition Tribunal.
“Instead of Atiku and his party to wisely spend their time to gather the so-called evidence they hope to present before the courts, they are busy dancing ‘skelewu’ on the streets and causing traffic nuisance to residents of the Federal Capital Territory who were going to work on a Monday morning.
“We don’t expect a former Vice President of Nigeria, a statesman and a Presidential candidate to be so jobless as to have time to disturb public peace over an electoral outcome he had already said he would challenge in court.
Tinubu stated that INEC Headquarters is not a court where the prayers of Atiku can be answered.
Onanuga added that “No amount of theatrical display will give him succour. The honourable and lawful path to take is for Atiku to get his lawyers to plead his case in court.
“He should stop throwing tantrums like a baby whose candy was taken away over an election he clearly lost due to his own poor judgement; mismanagement of his own party and violation of power rotational arrangement between the North and the South. The PDP presidential candidate dug his own grave, in his last election and, absurdly, he is trying to rewrite the script of his own utter failure.”
The APC-PCC advised Atiku to retire honourably from politics and move to his abode in Dubai.
“At 77 in November, Atiku does not have age on his side again. He has participated in his last election and hopefully, he has learnt worthy lessons, never to place his selfish interest above party and established principles in his party and the polity,” Onanuga said.
Onanuga admonished Atiku to stop being teleguided by his aides.
According to him, “We want to admonish Alhaji Atiku to respect his age and the high office of the Vice Presidency of Nigeria he once occupied. He should stop being teleguided by Dino Melaye, who disclosed scandalously that N400 billion was wasted on the election, which was clear at the outset that Atiku was bound to lose.
“Atiku should avoid being misdirected by other court jesters in his party, who continued to campaign after the election, still spewing their inanities against the President-elect. They are mere comic characters in a travelling theatre group”
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