The Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC), has lashed out at the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, following his allegation that the Supreme Court rewarded illegalities by upholding the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the February presidential poll.
Africa Today News, New York had earlier reported that Atiku, had addressed a press conference in Abuja on Monday to formally react to last week’s judgment of the apex court, which dismissed his lawsuit to challenge Tinubu’s electoral victory.
However, in its reaction to Atiku’s attack on the President and the apex court, the Presidency took a sharp jab at the former Vice President, saying he went into the February poll ‘with a fragmented and tattered umbrella.’
The Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, stated this in a statement titled: ‘Time for Atiku Abubakar to finally go away and end his ambition to be President.’
Onanuga added, ‘There was no way Atiku and the PDP could have won the election with the party platform under which he contested broken into four parts.’
Defending the President, his media aide, Onanuga, said, ‘Atiku’s brand of politics is such that once an electoral process or election does not pave the way for his victory, democracy becomes dysfunctional and must, therefore, be imperilled.
‘For him, democracy should either go his way or the highway. The PDP candidate said Nigeria is doomed just because he failed to achieve his ambition. We want to tell Alhaji Atiku that it is only his inordinate ambition to be President that is doomed.’
The Presidency added, ‘Our institutions must also ensure that corrupt, desperate, self-serving serial losers should not have a space in our democracy. Because if they don’t win the battle, they might burn the nation. We want to advise Atiku that after over three decades of elusive bid for the Presidency of Nigeria, he must now end his unprofitable bid and go away from any venture that will further pollute the political atmosphere and national harmony.’
Also, the National Secretary of the APC, Senator Ajibola Basiru, slammed Atiku, describing him as desperate.