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Visa Ban: Buhari Blasts Atiku For Calling His Government Inefficient
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Visa Ban: Buhari Blasts Atiku For Calling His Government Inefficient

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as deliberate misinformation the assertion of PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Alh. Atiku Abubakar that United States extended their visa ban to Nigeria due to lack of the government's respect for Human rights. The president in a tweet by his Special Adviser on New Media, Lauretta Onochie posted: "FACTS AND FICTION "It is utterly disgraceful that a former VP of Nigeria and the 2019 Presidential candidate of @OfficialPDPNig, @atiku, would deliberately, misinform and mislead Nigerians. "What sort of a leader disrespects his people in this way? He should apologise to Nigerians". Atiku had also in a tweet pleaded with the US President, Donald Trump to reconsider his visa ban policy on Nigerians should not be punished for ine...
Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 73rd Birthday Today
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Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 73rd Birthday Today

Former Vice President and 2019 PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar Turns 73 Today. Atiku Abubakar GCON (born 25 November 1946) is a Nigerian politician, businessman, philanthropist and presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party at the 2019 Nigerian general election. He served as the 11th vice-president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 under the presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo. In 1998 he was elected Governor of Adamawa State. While still Governor-Elect, he was selected by then-presidential candidate Olusegun Obasanjo as his running mate. The duo went on to win elections in February 1999, and Abubakar was sworn-in as Nigeria's second democratically elected vice president on 29 May 1999. Abubakar's second term as Vice President was marked by a stormy relationship wit...
Atiku Vs Buhari: Supreme Court To State Reasons For Election Judgment Friday
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Atiku Vs Buhari: Supreme Court To State Reasons For Election Judgment Friday

The Supreme Court will on Friday, November 15, state reasons for its judgment dismissing the appeal filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, against the declaration of President Muhammad Buhari as the winner of the Febraury 23 presidential election. Already, notice has been issued by the apex court notifying all parties of the date. The said notice issued by the Ibrahim Gold and dated November 13, 2019 reads: “The reasons for the judgment delivered on Wednesday the 30th day of October 2019 in appeal no SC1211/2019: Atiku Abubakar, INEC & 2 others will be listed before the Supreme Court of Nigeria on Friday the 15th day of November, 2019 at 9.00 am. “And further take notice that in accordance with the Supreme Court Rules, this...
Northerners Will Pick Atiku Over Tinubu Any Day – Salihu Garba
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Northerners Will Pick Atiku Over Tinubu Any Day – Salihu Garba

Alhaji Salihu Garba, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday said Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP will defeat Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos and national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) if they slug it out in any presidential election. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Salihu said there is no way northerners will vote for Tinubu as a presidential candidate if Atiku is also on the ballot box. While appealing to Atiku not give up on his dream, he said after President Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku is the most popular politician in Nigeria who is acceptable to Nigerians from all parts of the country “ I don’t know if Atiku will contest again in 2023 and I don’t know if Tinubu will also do the same. But ...
Sagay: Atiku’s Lawyers Only Collected His Billions
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Sagay: Atiku’s Lawyers Only Collected His Billions

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has reacted to the Supreme Court judgment which validated President Muhammadu Buhari’s election, saying the lawyers of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) only collected hefty sums from him. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Sagay said any serious lawyer with hood good knowledge of election laws would have known that there is no way Atiku could have won based on the two issues he promised his appeal on. The two issues according to him are Buhari’s certificate and INEC server.When I look at these two major issues, i just wondered what the appeal was all about. For me it is about lawyers just making millions, maybe billions, because an...
PDP Expresses Shock Over Supreme Court Verdict
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PDP Expresses Shock Over Supreme Court Verdict

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expresses shock at the judgment of the Supreme Court on the Presidential election petition filed by the party and its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Indeed, what we witnessed today was not what majority of Nigerians, who participated and observed the Presidential election expected; and this includes even members of the APC. The PDP notes that it indeed made a solid case, with undisputable evidence, showing that Atiku Abubakar won the Presidential election and as such is surprised that the justices of the Supreme Court held otherwise; however, that is the highest court of the land. Notwithstanding, the distinction of our case remains for Nigerians, including generations yet unborn, to appreciate. The PDP expresses gratitude to mill...
Don’t Waste Your Time Going To Supreme Court, Sagay Counsels Atiku
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Don’t Waste Your Time Going To Supreme Court, Sagay Counsels Atiku

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has counseled Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections not to go to the Supreme Court. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Sagay said lawyers with good knowledge of Election Laws know that Atiku’s petition against Buhari’s victory is a futile exercise. ” I think any lawyer who knows anything about Election Law would have realised that Atiku’s petition against President Buhari’s victory was futile” Sagay said.
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Nigerians Drag Forbes, Atiku, Others For Promoting Invictus Obi

Nigerians have dragged Forbes and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar over, serial entrepreneur Obinwanne Okeke who was arrested by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over conspiracy to commit fraud of over $12 million. Forbes had in 2016 listed the 31-year-old as one of “30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 to Watch”. In July, 2014, Atiku Abubakar listed Invictus Obi as one of the largest private employer in the country. The founder of Invictus Group was also named among 100 Most Influential Young Africans 2018. The FBI has not pressed charges against Okeke, however, news of his arrest filtered in late Friday. Nigerians on Twitter have taken swipes at Forbes and others, saying the financial magazine should have investigated the sourc...
Wrong Computation Of Election Results In 11 States Caused My Defeat – Atiku
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Wrong Computation Of Election Results In 11 States Caused My Defeat – Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, have filed their final written addresses in which they explained how they were allegedly robbed of victory in the February 23, 2019 presidential election through wrongful computation in 11 states. The states, according to them, are Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Yobe, and Zamfara. The petitioners stated through their lawyer, Dr. Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), that a correct computation of the results would give them a margin of lead of 222,332 votes over President Buhari and his All Progressives Congress. They stated this in their response to Buhari’s final address, contending that the correct computation showed that they scored 9,426,082 votes against Buhari...
I Speak For Millions, Victims Of Your Governance – Atiku To Buhari
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I Speak For Millions, Victims Of Your Governance – Atiku To Buhari

Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to address concrete issues of misgovernment and devastation his administration has caused Nigerians. Atiku asked Buhari to stop intimidation and campaign of calumny against the judiciary and opposition elements. Reiterating his resolve to continue “to stand up and speak for millions of countrymen and women who have become victims of his (Buhari’s) misrule and grand cluelessness” The former vice president’s comments were in response to allegations by the Presidency on Saturday that he was playing up negative developments in the country and raising harmful sentiments in pursuit of his ulterior motives. ...
Your Emotional Appeal A Gambit Doomed To Fail, Presidency Tells Atiku
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Your Emotional Appeal A Gambit Doomed To Fail, Presidency Tells Atiku

The Presidency on Friday, described as laughable efforts by the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 23 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to appeal to the emotions of Nigerians, particularly members of the judiciary, thinking it would in any way influence decision in the ongoing legal tussle over the result of the presidential poll. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina in Abuja stated that “first, it was laughable, now it gets progressively pitiable,” to see and hear Alhaji Abubakar making such emotional appeal. Adesina said when the nation’s apex court, the Supreme Court recently pronounced the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate as due winner of Osun State gubernatorial contest, Alhaji Abubakar, a form...
Atiku Is A Cameroonian In ‘Flesh And Blood’ – Abba Kyari Tells Election Tribunal
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Atiku Is A Cameroonian In ‘Flesh And Blood’ – Abba Kyari Tells Election Tribunal

Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal that the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, in the Feb. 23 general election is a Cameroonian “flesh and blood’’. Kyari, who was led through his deposition by Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN, Counsel for the president, insisted that Jada, hometown of the former vice president was in Adamawa Province, an enclave that belonged to Northern Cameroon in 1946 when he (Atiku) was born. He explained that Atiku was already born in 1946 before the plebiscite was conducted in 1961 to balcanize Nigeria and Cameroon where Jada which was part of Northern Cameroon voted to become Nigerian territory. Kyari further said that the plebiscite also resulted in the Southern...
How To Address Election Rigging In Nigeria – Atiku
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How To Address Election Rigging In Nigeria – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the February 23, 2019 poll, Atiku Abubakar, has said Nigeria must address electoral lapses that cause rigging of election in the country, “especially those lapses that led to the alleged rigging of the 2019 general elections.” Atiku, a former Vice President in a statement on Monday by his Media Office, said one way of addressing the lapses was to implement the salient recommendations of the National Electoral Reform Committee (NERC) headed by former Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Mohammed Lawal Uwais. He said the second was the creation of Electoral Crimes Commission. The former Vice President said one of such recommendations, which would enhance the independence of the supposedly Independent National Ele...
Rising Poverty Greatest National Security Threat, Says Atiku
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Rising Poverty Greatest National Security Threat, Says Atiku

Former Vice-President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has said that the greatest threat to national security was the rising wave of poverty that has remained unchecked among Nigerians. In his reflection on the state of the nation, Atiku observed that the most dangerous dimension to the poverty ravaging the country was that the financial capacity of industrialists, businessmen and factory owners, who provide employment to the teeming youths, was also drastically reducing. Atiku said there was an urgent and compelling need for institutions of the Nigerian State to understand that it is an appalling dereliction of duty to stand idly by and allow misery multiply in the populace. In a statement by his m...
Funke Olakunrin: Atiku Reacts To Death Of Afenifere Chairman Daughter
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Funke Olakunrin: Atiku Reacts To Death Of Afenifere Chairman Daughter

PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has reacted through his Twitter handle to the death of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere chairman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen. According to sources, the 58-year-old woman was heading to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State, when she was attacked and shot by the herdsmen. Atiku said: "I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Chief Reuben Fasoranti, the Chairman of Afenifere. This is one death too many. "I call on the security services to initiate speedy and thorough investigations to bring her killers to book and stem the epidemic of insecurity in our land. My prayers and deep compassion go to Chief Reuben Fasoranti, his family and t...
“It’s Not Over” – Atiku Reacts As Supreme Court Dismisses Adeleke’s Appeal
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“It’s Not Over” – Atiku Reacts As Supreme Court Dismisses Adeleke’s Appeal

The Presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has reacted after the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal filed by Senator Ademola Adeleke. We had reported that the apex court in a split decision of five to two, the apex court’s panel of seven Justices held that the proceedings and the majority judgment of the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal which had declared the PDP as the winner of the poll were a nullity. Reacting over the outcome today, Atiku in a statement made available to Igbere TV on Friday said the love, acceptance and endorsement that the people of Osun bestowed on both Senator Adeleke and the Peoples Democratic Party is "not over" and cannot be overlooked. The statement reads, "I join wi...
Atiku Cools Off In Dubai
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Atiku Cools Off In Dubai

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is currently in Dubai with some of his associates. Timi Frank, a former deputy spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is among those with Atiku. Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, tweeted pictures of Atiku’s visit to the oil-rich city. The last time Atiku was seen publicly in Dubai was in the buildup to the 2019 elections. Below are pictures of his recent visit.:
Atiku, PDP Urge Supreme Court To Grant Them Access To INEC Server
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Atiku, PDP Urge Supreme Court To Grant Them Access To INEC Server

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar and his party have approached the Supreme Court to grant them access to a supposed server purportedly used to transmit election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) in a ruling on June 24, 2019 had rejected a similar request they made in a motion on notice that was dismissed, a decision Atiku and the PDP have now appealed before the Supreme Court via a notice of appeal filed on June 26, 2019. Atiku and his party want the Supreme Court to allow their appeal and set aside the June 24, 2019 ruling of the PEPT. In rejecting the application, the PEPT had held, among others that granting their reques...
Buhari Vs Atiku: PDP Reacts To 60 Political Parties’ Position On ‘INEC Server’
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Buhari Vs Atiku: PDP Reacts To 60 Political Parties’ Position On ‘INEC Server’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of allegedly sponsoring an “amorphous group” to support the denial by the Commission of the existence of a server. Recall that a group, under the aegis of Forum of Presidential Candidates of the 2019 Elections and National Party Chairmen on Tuesday, faulted the claim by PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, that electronic server was used during the 2019 presidential election. The group backed the denial by INEC of the existence of the server. This was in response to the decision by the presidential election petition tribunal on Monday rejecting the request by the candidate of the PDP in the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar and the PDP, to allow th...
60 Presidential Candidates Fault PDP, Atiku On Use Of Server
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60 Presidential Candidates Fault PDP, Atiku On Use Of Server

About 60 presidential candidates in the 2019 general elections have faulted the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar over the controversy surrounding the use of a server, describing it as unnecessary. They also criticised the report of European Union Election Observer Mission which alleged a lack of transparency in the guidelines of election. The parties under the aegis of Joint Forum of 60 Presidential Candidates and National Chairmen, at a press conference addressed by Alhaji Mohammed Shittu, said the Independent National Electoral Commission did creditably well. The event was also attended by the Co-Convener of the forum and chairman of West African Coalition of Political Parties, Chief Perry Opara. Shittu said, “We reiterate that the I...
Atiku Heads To Supreme Court Over INEC Server
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Atiku Heads To Supreme Court Over INEC Server

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to challenge, at the Supreme Court, the dismissal of their application to be granted access to inspect the central server allegedly used by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to transmit results of the last general election. Recall that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal had earlier ruled in a unanimous decision that the request could not be granted since the issue of whether such central server existed or not, is already a subject of controversy in the substantive petition that is challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election. Reacting to the Tribunal’s ruling, a senior member of the Atiku and PDP’s legal team, Chief Chris Uche, SAN, told Journalists: “T...
Atiku Being Targeted For Arrest – Spokesman, Paul Ibe
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Atiku Being Targeted For Arrest – Spokesman, Paul Ibe

Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has raised alarm of plot to arrest him. This was contained in a statement by his spokesman, Paul Ibe, on Sunday. It said due to Atiku’s insistence of existence of a server used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), his enemies attributed a false comment on “mass protest” to him to prepare ground from his incarceration. Ibe said: “I wish to emphatically state that such a statement did not emanate from Atiku Abubakar or his privies. “It is the work of mischief makers who want to mar his spotless pro-democratic record and lay the ground work for their threatened actions against him on false charges of being a threat to national securit...
Atiku vs Buhari: What happened in court on Tuesday
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Atiku vs Buhari: What happened in court on Tuesday

Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday prayed the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to dismiss petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar against his Feb. 23 re-election. Buhari made the prayer through his Counsel, Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN, in a motion adopted and argued on Tuesday before Justice Mohammed Garba-led five-man panel in Abuja. Olanipekun submitted that the petition was fundamentally defective, adding that his client won the presidential “square and clear’’. He explained that the allegations advanced by the petitioners were mere theoretical assumptions that could not stand the test of critical legal debate. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the tribunal also entertained the president’s motion that sought ...
Atiku Abubakar Reacts As NBC Suspends AIT, Ray Power FM
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Atiku Abubakar Reacts As NBC Suspends AIT, Ray Power FM

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has reacted to the suspension of the licences of the African Independent Television and Ray Power FM belonging to the Daar Communications Limited. He wrote; "I am a lifelong democrat and throughout my political life, I have championed the principles of Separation of Powers. The Legislature has been challenged. The Judiciary has been tackled.If, at this time, we stand by as the Press loses its independence, there will be little to differentiate us from a dictatorship. This should not happen. -AA"
Why I Asked Bulkachuwa To Withdraw From Presidential Election Tribunal – Atiku
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Why I Asked Bulkachuwa To Withdraw From Presidential Election Tribunal – Atiku

Former Vice-President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has explained his decision to request that the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, withdraws from the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. Igbere TV reports that Abubakar and his party, PDP, are challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 presidential election. They asked Justice Bulkachuwa to withdraw from the five-member panel she headed. They based their demand on Bulkachuwa’s relationship with an APC leader. Igbere TV gathered that her husband is a Bauchi Senator-elect on the APC platform. On Wednesday, the Tribunal ruled against Abubakar and the PDP. It said both parties could not prove the possibility of bias agai...
You Will Fail At Election Tribunal – Rilwan Akiolu To Atiku
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You Will Fail At Election Tribunal – Rilwan Akiolu To Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the last general election has been told that he will fail to realize his ambition through the the court. This is coming from the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu. Mr Abubakar who strived for the exalted office in the land was the major challenger of President Muhammadu Buhari who sought a second term on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC). The former vice president and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are currently at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to upturn the outcome of the exercise while relying on results claimed to have obtained from electronic servers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Addressing his audience when he playe...
Buhari Can Order Army To Produce His Certificates If They Exist – Atiku
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Buhari Can Order Army To Produce His Certificates If They Exist – Atiku

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP Presidential candidate in 2019 election who reacted to claims by President Muhammadu Buhari that his academic certificates are with the Nigerian Army, has stated that he can order the army to produce them if they exist. Atiku who countered the response Buhari gave to their petition filed before the Election Petitions Tribunal, said if it was true that the certificates existed, Buhari as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces could order the army to produce them. The PDP Presidential candidate who said he attached his academic certificates to the Form CF001 he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, had urged the tribunal to declare them the authentic winner of the February 23 presidential election, insisting Buhari did not posse...
Provide Evidence That You Defeated Me In Presidential Election – PMB To Atiku
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Provide Evidence That You Defeated Me In Presidential Election – PMB To Atiku

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and winner of the February 2019 election, Muhammadu Buhari, has faulted claim by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar that they won the election. President Buhari told the Presidential Election Tribunal that, by the result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, he (Buhari) and his party, were victorious in the last election. The APC candidate also told the Tribunal that the claim by Atiku and the PDP that the tradermoni policy of the government was a vote-buying measure was not true. According to Buhari, the policy formed one of the many social intervention policies his government had put in place, directed at alleviating the suffering of the ma...
Atiku Releases ‘Evidence’ Of Election Result From INEC Website
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Atiku Releases ‘Evidence’ Of Election Result From INEC Website

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has insisted the result from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election. In his submission to the presidential election tribunal, the former vice president gave the “unique MAC address and Microsoft product ID of the INEC server” from where the results were obtained. According to the result declared by INEC from the 36 states and the FCT, Buhari polled 15,191,847, while Atiku came second with 11,262,978 votes. But in his petition submitted at the tribunal, the PDP candidate claimed he garnered a total of 18,356,732 votes to defeat Buhari, who, according to him, polled 16,741,430 votes. INEC, in respon...
You Can’t Become President Through Backdoor – Lai Mohammed To Atiku
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You Can’t Become President Through Backdoor – Lai Mohammed To Atiku

The Federal Government has asked the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar to allow the court to determine the merits or otherwise of his petition against the winner of the 2019 presidential election in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari. It said it was wrong for the former Vice President to resort to self-help in his desire to claim victory in the election. Mohammed said: “As you must have noticed in recent times, posters bearing the picture of former Vice President and the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, with the inscription: ”THE PUKKA, H.E. ATIKU ABUBAKAR, THE REAL AND THE RIGHT”, have surfaced across major streets in Abuja. “The appearance of these posters coincide with the media report that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar...
APC Mocks Atiku, Says He’s Suffering From Post-election Depression
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APC Mocks Atiku, Says He’s Suffering From Post-election Depression

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has mocked the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. The ruling party said Atiku is suffering from post-election depression following his claim that he that he defeated Buhari with 1,615,302 votes. The PDP presidential candidate, in a petition filed at the election tribunal claims that data from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows that Atiku polled a total of 18,356,732 votes to defeat Buhari who scored 16,741,430 votes. PDP Presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar APC’s response In its response, APC’s spokesman, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu said Nigerians voted massively as a show of confidence for President Buhari. Vanguard also reports that Issa-Onilu iss...
Presidential Poll: INEC Credited Invalid Votes To Buhari, Atiku Tells Tribunal
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Presidential Poll: INEC Credited Invalid Votes To Buhari, Atiku Tells Tribunal

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had at various stages of the February 23 presidential election, unlawful allocated votes to President Muhammadu Buhari Atiku who made the allegation in the petition he lodged before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, said he would adduce oral and documentary evidence to show that results of the election as announced by INEC, especially the votes credited to President Buhari, did not represent the lawful valid votes cast. He alleged that in some states, INEC, deducted lawful votes that accrued to him, in its bid to ensure that Buhari was returned back to office. Both Atiku and the PDP said they would call evid...
Atiku Visits Ex President, Obasanjo In Abeokuta
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Atiku Visits Ex President, Obasanjo In Abeokuta

The Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alh. Atiku Abubakar was in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Thursday for a private meeting with his former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo. “Atiku visited Baba Obasanjo today around 1: pm. It was purely private visit. He came, observed his prayer, had lunch with Baba and left. The visit was brief. There was nothing else done,” the source said.
Nigerian Didn’t Vote Today Because Presidential Election Was Rigged – Atiku
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Nigerian Didn’t Vote Today Because Presidential Election Was Rigged – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has attributed the low turn-out of voters in the ongoing governorship and state assembly elections to alleged rigging of the presidential poll. Atiku spoke after casting his ballot at the Ajiya polling unit 02, Gwadabawa ward of Yola north local government of Adamawa state. “There is low voter turn out and I believe it’s because of the last election which was marred by a lot of irregularities,” he said. Atiku said the involvement of the military in the election is unconstitutional, urging the electorate to be law-abiding. Speaking on his loss, Atiku said he was committed to challenging the result f the election in court. He called on his supporters to remain calm and await the outcome of the le...
Vote For PDP Candidate As Governor/ House Of Assembly – Atiku Pleads
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Vote For PDP Candidate As Governor/ House Of Assembly – Atiku Pleads

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Thursday asked Nigerians to vote for the candidates of his party. Atiku equally seized the opportunity to commend those who voted for him on the 23rd February, noting that they should vote for PDP candidates in the coming gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections scheduled on the 9th of March 2019. “Please vote from top to bottom”, he said.
Rotimi Amaechi Tells PDP Not To Challenge Election Results In Court
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Rotimi Amaechi Tells PDP Not To Challenge Election Results In Court

Here is a footage of the moment Rotimi Amaechi, the DG of President Buhari's campaign pleaded with the PDP Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar not to challenge the election results in court. In an interview with ChannelsTv, he urged the PDP and Atiku Abubakar to act like men and desist from heading to court and assured of a better election in 2023. Watch the video HERE   View this post on Instagram   VIDEO : "We're Grateful To Nigerians, We're Greatful To PDP, Let's Not Fight Over This Issues In Court..." ---- Ameachi Says A post shared by Ebals (@ebalsblog) on Mar 6, 2019 at 2:46pm PST
Tribunal Hears PDP, Atiku’s Application For Inspection Of Election Materials
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Tribunal Hears PDP, Atiku’s Application For Inspection Of Election Materials

A three-man panel of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja is currently hearing the ex-parte motion filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, seeking an order granting them access to inspect the electoral materials used for the February 23 poll. The three-man panel, sitting on Wednesday, is led by Justice Abdul Aboki, while Justices Peter Ige and Emmanuel Agim are members. The petitioners’ legal team is led by Mr. Livy Ozoukwu (SAN), but Chief Chris Uche (SAN), is making submission on behalf of the team. As expected in an ex parte hearing, the respondents – President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress and the Indpendent Electoral Commission – are absent and not represented by their lawyers. Uche said during ...
Atiku Unaware Of Gofundme Accounts
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Atiku Unaware Of Gofundme Accounts

Hours after several crowdfunding accounts were set up for the People’s Democratic Party’s presidential candidate for the 2019 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, his spokesman, Paul Ibe has said he is unaware of the accounts. Popular activist, Segun Awosanya, tweeted what he referred to as the “official GoFundMe link” for people interested in supporting the defense of Atiku’s mandate in a credible Court of Law. “Our Call to Action is therefore simple: to put our money where our votes went and deal a decisive blow against tyranny and rigging by donating freely to support the case against INEC and the ruling APC,” the fundraiser said. The account, tagged “Supporting Atiku’s Presidential Mandate”, was created on Tuesday and has since gotten 16 donations totalling $832 of $100,000 go...
Falana Predicts What Will Happen In Atiku’s Court Case Against Buhari
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Falana Predicts What Will Happen In Atiku’s Court Case Against Buhari

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has predicted that Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the February 23 election, will face “insurmountable legal obstacles” at the Presidential Election Petition’s Tribunal. Falana in a statement on Tuesday, however, warned that Atiku should not be blackmailed not to take the legal step, adding that the calls prevailing on him not to approach the tribunal were uncalled for. He recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari who was declared the winner of the February 23 election, had challenged his losses in court in the successive presidential elections of 2003, 2007 and 2011. Falana, however, stated that the failure of successive administrations to reform the electoral process, had created insurmountab...
We’re ‘very Anxious’ To Meet Atiku In Court, Says APC – Politics
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We’re ‘very Anxious’ To Meet Atiku In Court, Says APC – Politics

The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), “has a constitutional right to seek redress in court”. Since losing the February 23 presidential election, Atiku has maintained he will press for victory in court despite widespread calls on him to concede the election to President Muhammadu Buhari. Among the groups to have recently made the call is the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO), which Festus Keyamo, Director of Strategic Communicationsof the APC Presidential Campaign Council, has now disowned. Keyamo said the BSO does not in any way speak for Buhari and his party, adding that the APC was in fact anxious to meet Atiku in court. “Our official position is that we believe that A...
Atiku, PDP File Motion Compelling INEC To Surrender Election Materials For Inspection
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Atiku, PDP File Motion Compelling INEC To Surrender Election Materials For Inspection

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, have filed a motion to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to surrender all the materials that were used for the February 23 presidential election, for inspection. The motion ex-parte was lodged before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Tuesday. The Tribunal will conduct its proceedings at the Court of Appeal Headquarters in Abuja. In the motion ex-parte dated March 4, Atiku and the PDP, applied for leave of the tribunal to allow them to inspect the Voters Register, the Smart Card Reader Machines, Ballot Papers and other vital documents that were used in the conduct of the presidential election. They equally prayed the tribunal to compel the elector...
Buhari Campaign Organisation Reports Atiku To EU, AU Over ‘Undemocratic Tendencies’
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Buhari Campaign Organisation Reports Atiku To EU, AU Over ‘Undemocratic Tendencies’

The Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) has written to the international community to caution the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. Specifically, the presidential campaign group petitioned the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU). The group urged them to prevail upon Atiku to jettison his plan of going to court to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election. In separate letters addressed to the heads of EU and AU Observation Missions in Nigeria, BCO noted that the international bodies must act fast to save the country’s democracy from what it described as Atiku’s inequitable conduct despite the reports of fairness in the just concluded polls by international observers. In the letters made available to journalists in Ab...
Buhari Stole Atiku’s Mandate – Timi Frank
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Buhari Stole Atiku’s Mandate – Timi Frank

A former APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Timi Frank, has asked the National Peace Committee led by retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, to call President Muhammadu Buhari to order over what he called unnecessary arrests and intimidation of people loyal to the PDP presidential candidate. Frank, who reacted, yesterday, in a statement to the invasion and arrest of Alhaji Babalele Abdullahi, son in-law and finance director of Atiku’s group of companies in Abuja on Saturday, said it was an act of terrorism and wickedness of the highest order for the president to steal the mandate Nigerians freely gave to Atiku Abubakar and still intimidate his men using state institutions. He claimed that there were plans to also arrest the PDP presidential candidate himself this week....
Atiku, Try Running For Presidency One More Time –  Prophet Muyideen Kasali
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Atiku, Try Running For Presidency One More Time – Prophet Muyideen Kasali

The General Overseer of the Hour of Mercy Prayer Ministry Worldwide (Alaseyori), Prophet Muyideen Kasali, has urged Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to give presidential contest another trial. Kasali said the fact that Atiku did not win the 2019 presidential election did not mean he could not win election for the exalted office in future. A statement from the Head of Edidi Children School Foundation and wife of the General Overseer, Mrs. Oredolapo Awosika-Kasali, made available to journalists in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, said the cleric gave the admonition during the February edition of Hour of Mercy programme which rounded off a 27-day prayer and fasting to mark Kasali’s birthday celebration at the headquarters in Ibadan. The cleric stated: “There i...
24 EFCC Operatives Arrested My Son-in-law — Atiku
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24 EFCC Operatives Arrested My Son-in-law — Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday said 24 operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrested his son-in-law, Alhaji Babalele Abdullahi. He said Abdullahi, who is also finance director of Atiku Group of Companies, was arrested after the EFCC officials in two vehicles, an 18-seater Toyota bus with registration Abuja CS 522 RSH and a Hilux van, had invaded the Maitama residence of his son-in-law at about 8.30am. A statement by Atiku’s media adviser, Mr Paul Ibe, said the EFCC officials were, however, not given access into the house until Abdullahi’s lawyers arrived. He said, “In a desperate move to have Atiku Abubakar concede and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari,...
Atiku Inaugurates Legal Team To Challenge Presidential Election Result
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Atiku Inaugurates Legal Team To Challenge Presidential Election Result

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has inaugurated his legal team to challenge the result of the just concluded presidential election. According to a statement by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, the team inaugurated on Saturday is headed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr Livy Uzoukwu. “I have just inaugurated my legal team and charged them with the responsibility of ensuring that our stolen mandate is retrieved,” Atiku was quoted as saying in the statement. He added, “I am encouraged by the presence of fearless men and women of the Bench. “The judiciary which had in the past discharged itself ably is once again being called upon to deliver judgement on this matter that will be untainted by lucre and uncowed by the t...
“I Am Glad The PDP Is Going To Court” – Abdulsalam Abubakar
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“I Am Glad The PDP Is Going To Court” – Abdulsalam Abubakar

The Chairman of the National Peace Committee, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, says the group has presented the grievances and observations of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate in Saturday’s election, Atiku Abubakar, to the President. Gen. Abubakar told journalists after the committee met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday that the meeting was basically to convey the fears of the PDP to the President, affirming that Mr. Atiku did not give conditions as being speculated. “Mr. President has listened to us and also taken note of what we have told him. On behalf of this country and all of us regardless, we need peace. This country is very important to all of us. We are not talking of self-interest; we are talking of the interest of Nigeria,” said Gen Abubakar. ...
I Would Have Been Surprised If Atiku Had Won – Falana
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I Would Have Been Surprised If Atiku Had Won – Falana

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, has said that he would have been surprised if the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had won. He said this during an interview on Hard Copy, a Channels Television programme which airs on Fridays and monitored by our correspondent. He said that Atiku’s emergence has negative implications, adding that his chances of winning in court are “tough”. He said: “I would have been surprised if Atiku had won. Atiku’s emergence has negative implications. He will have to defend many negative comments by Obasanjo. “He is under investigation by the United States Government. He never came out to deny the representation that he will enrich his friends. Atiku was going to sell the NNPC to his friends.” Asked ...
Atiku Presents 6-point Demand To Buhari
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Atiku Presents 6-point Demand To Buhari

The Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in last week’s election, Alh. Atiku Abubakar has presented a six-point demand to the federal government . Top on the demand was unfreezing of opposition politicians’ bank accounts. Another major demanded presented to former Head of State and Chairman of the National Peace Committee, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar (rtd) was demilitarisarion of sequent polls. Gen. Abubakar led members of the committee to a meeting with Atiku and his running mate, Mr. Peter Obi in Abuja yesterday night. The NPC was expected to meet President Muhammadu Buhari government with the demands . Other demands by Atiku were: *That accreditation of voters should take place before voting in subsequent elections. *That there should be no deployment ...

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