Our attention has been drawn to some news item and posts on social
media reporting that we wrote a letter to some international bodies to
prevail on Alhaji Atiku Abubakar not to proceed to court to challenge
the result of the 2019 Presidential Election.
Our investigation reveals that a letter to that effect was purportedly
written by a certain ‘Buhari Campaign Organisation’. This is the
second time we will be informing the public that the said ‘Buhari
Campaign Organisation’ does not act at the behest of the APC
Presidential Campaign Council nor does it represent the Muhammadu
Buhari Campaign Organisation in any way. As a result, whatever it has
released DOES NOT REPRESENT THE POSITION OF THE APC PRESIDENTIAL
CAMPAIGN COUNCIL OR PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI.
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. 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
it to be free, fair and credible. No ego-massaging narrative can
We therefore totally disassociate ourselves from the letter
purportedly written by one of, perhaps, many support groups of
President Muhammadu Buhari. They may have a right to their opinion,
but it does not represent our official position.
FESTUS KEYAMO, SAN, FCIArb (UK) Director of Strategic Communications,
APC Presidential Campaign Council