PDP Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar
The Africa Civil Rights Centre has slammed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar for “whipping up a storm in a teacup” over the routine screening reportedly conducted on him by security operatives upon his return to Nigeria from Dubai on Sunday.
The group in a statement signed by its executive secretary, Dr. Enemaku Ocheni expressed shock that the PDP candidate can deploy such antic in a bid to score cheap political point.
He said it is obvious that the former vice president and the PDP are being chased by the ghost of their past when they duped Nigeria to no end.
“it is most unfortunate that Atiku Abaubakar that once held the nation’s number two position for eight years knows no better than to disparage security agencies that are on legitimate duty; he omitted to explain to his supporters that the same DSS he is disparaging is proving security cover for him as per tradition,” he stated.
Ocheni said it is self-serving for Atiku and his party to make issues out of being searched in Nigeria when he meekly submit to same in other countries.
According to to Ocheni, if the PDP candidate is serious about the restructuring he has been chanting, he will understand that equitable treatment of all citizens is the core of restructuring.
He said except there is something he and the PDP are hiding from Nigerians, Atiku Abubakar should therefore stop crying foul.
He said, “Instead of being jittery about the levelling of class in the emerging Nigeria, Atiku and the PDP should focus on issues as that is what Nigerians demand for in the 2019 election and not a Hollywood-worthy film show. If this is the script that Brian Ballard could hand Atiku and PDP at the rate of N1million per day then they have been duped and justifiably so. It will imply the candidate and his party are being chased by the ghost of their past when they duped Nigeria to no end.
“Our advice is for Atiku to stop the victimhood game that he played when he attempted to supplant his boss, former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2006. Nigerians now properly understand him as a desperado that always attempt to ride on the wave of populism by presenting himself as a victim – in the Obasanjo years, he returned from abroad with a cast on his knee so this time around he changed strategy to claim he was searched.”