The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has once again expressed confidence that its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar will reclaim his mandate as proceedings at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal continue in Abuja.
According to the PDP, the chances of Atiku reclaiming his mandate at the tribunal remains bright if the panel deals with the issues before it without fear or favour.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan who noted that much in an interview with Vanguard insisted that Nigerians trooped out enmasse to elect the former Vice President “as President Buhari failed on the three thematic areas of focus he anchored his 2015 campaign on.”
Ologbondiyan also added that instead proving the legitimacy of the mandate of Atiku, the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress, APC; “are busy harassing our leaders and bringing up frivolous allegations against our candidate, Atiku Abubakar in a bid to distract us from the petition pending before the tribunal.”
He said; “Nigerians compared their living standards while the PDP was in power to the four years of the ruling APC and concluded that it was time to take back their country. That is why we reminded fellow citizens that the election was a referendum on hunger, poverty, economy, anti-corruption and what have you.
“We have strong evidence that our candidate won the election and that is why they are not comfortable today. They will raise one allegation or the other against our party and when you confront them to prove same; they will keep mum and then raise yet another. Nigerians have seen through their lies and are no longer moved by such things.”