Tuesday, March 5, 2019

We Didn’t Ask Atiku Not To Go To Court – APC Campaign Council

The All Progressives Congress, APC Presidential Campaign Council has denied seeking to stop Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential candidate, from going to court to challenge the outcome of the February 23 poll.

It also distanced itself from a group which it calls itself ‘Buhari Campaign Organisation,’ it said has been mounting the campaign on the social media on behalf of the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari, and declared its readiness to meet Atiku in court Director of Strategic Communications, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Mr Festus Keyamo, SAN, in a statement, yesterday, said the group should be ignored because Atiku Abubakar has the constitutional right to seek redress in court.

Titled: ”We do not seek to stop Alhaji Atiku Abubakar from going to court,” the statement read in part: ”Our attention has been drawn to some news item and posts on social media reporting that we wrote a letter to some international bodies to prevail on Alhaji Atiku Abubakar not to proceed to court to challenge the result of the 2019 presidential election.

”Our investigation reveals that a letter to that effect was purportedly written by a certain ‘Buhari Campaign Organisation’. This is the second time we will be informing the public that the said ‘Buhari Campaign Organisation’ does not act at the behest of the APC Presidential Campaign Council nor does it represent the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation in any way. As a result, whatever it has released does not represent the position of the APC Presidential Campaign Council or President Buhari.