The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council said they’re anxiously waiting to meet the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, “in court in order to show the world in a conclusive manner the free and fair nature of the comprehensive defeat of Atiku at the polls.”
Atiku has maintained he will press for victory in court despite widespread calls on him to concede the election to President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement released by Festus Keyamo, the Director of Strategic Communications of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, APC noted that they do not seek to stop Atiku from going to court because he “has a constitutional right to seek redress in court”.
Keyamo said APC was, in fact, anxious to meet Atiku in court. He said:
“Our official position is that we believe that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has a constitutional right to seek redress in court and we do not seek in any way to curtail that right,” he said.
“In fact, it is the resort to court that is the only democratic way to ventilate his perceived grievance and any attempt to restrict or discourage the exercise of such right would be an invitation to anarchy.
“In addition, we are very anxious to meet Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in court in order to show the world in a conclusive manner the free and fair nature of the comprehensive defeat of Atiku at the polls. An election is not termed ‘rigged’ only by the mere claim of it by the loser. That is what Atiku and the PDP want to ram down our throats. Unfortunately for them, international, continental and sub-regional observers (who can be seen as neutral by all standards) ALL declared the election to be free, fair and credible. No ego-massaging narrative can change that.”