The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has in a riposte denied reports making rounds that he hired a United States lobbyist firm for $30,000 to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari who won the February, presidential election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Disclosing this in a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr Paul Ibe, Atiku said the report was fabricated by the All Progressive Congress, APC, noting that it did not come as a surprise to him because lying has become APC’s only bragging rights of competence.
The statement reads thus: “since Atiku resisted pressure not to go to court, the APC has been behaving like a cat on hot bricks because the outcome of the 2019 elections have exposed and shattered the facade of their dubious integrity.
“The APC are behaving nervously like a thief living under the fear of being exposed and shamed; they are now using fake news against Atiku instead of focusing on defending themselves in court.
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“For a party that has broken the worst record in election rigging, the APC doesn’t have any iota of integrity to be taken serious by anybody.
“Atiku’s court case has become their biggest burden because it exposes their integrity as a sham, and instead of defending their stolen mandate in court, they are now using fake news to divert public attention from the historic electoral heist they have committed against Nigerians.
“No amount of diversionary propaganda and fake news campaign by APC will stop Atiku Abubakar from continuing the court action he started to reclaim the stolen mandate.”