The spokesman of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Segun Sowunmi, has reacted to the leaked audio tape making rounds on social media where he said that the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, cannot win the forthcoming elections, unless they choose to rig the poll result.
In the leaked audio tape which was published by Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, on Tuesday, Segun Sowunmi allegedly said:
“Except for rigging, it’s practically impossible for Atiku to make the number again.
“Therefore, we are now back on campaign. We cannot abandon our campaign.”
In reaction, Sowunmi noted that the tape was manipulated, adding that he made the comment during an interview with the BBC while responding to a question on why the PDP was resuming its campaign shortly after the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.
He added that he was trying to explain the PDP’s immediate return to campaigns after suspending it in protest of CJN’s treatment.
Sowunmi noted that he never said, “it’s practically impossible for Atiku to make the number again.” What he said was “it’s statically impossible for Buhari to win Atiku.”
Watch the video below:
— Spokesman Atiku (@SpokesManAtiku) February 12, 2019