The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop “gloating” as Atiku Abubakar, its candidate in the presidential election, will soon reclaim his “stolen mandate” at the tribunal.
The party was reacting to Buhari’s statement that the PDP still had questions to answer on how it spent the huge resources that accrued to the country from oil sales between 1999 and 2015.
In a statement on Friday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said it is Buhari that has some explanations to give concerning how over fourteen trillion naira from revenue generating agencies were looted under his direct supervsion in the space of three years.
According to the statement, Buhari’s “renewed attack” on the PDP is a ploy by the president to “divert public attention from the overwhelming evidence that he rigged the elections.”
The PDP said it will not be distracted by any sort of blackmail in the pursuit of the mandate, adding that President Buhari should therefore end his diversionary tactics and get ready to meet Atiku in court.
Atiku had challenged the outcome of the election which he said was rigged to favour Buhari in court. A court of appeal has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow him access to all the electoral materials used during the process.