2019 Election: I Will Not Mortgage People’s Mandate Says Atiku
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has confident Nigerians that below no situation will he loan the mandate of Nigerians as freely expressed on the twenty third of February, 2019.
The assurance comes in opposition to the backdrop of the invasion and arrest of Alhaji Babalele Abdullahi, son in-regulation and finance director of his group of agencies in Abuja on Saturday, 2 March, 2019.
According to a assertion by way of Paul Ibe, Media Adviser to Atiku, in a desperate flow to have Atiku concede and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari, officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at approximately 8.30am Saturday invaded the Maitama residence of Babalele.
“They were however now not given get entry to into the house until his attorneys arrived. The EFCC sellers numbering about two dozen got here in 2 everyday automobiles, an 18-seater Toyota bus (registration Abuja CS 522 RSH) and a hilux van.
“They got here with a seek warrant to search the house and office of Babalele and found not anything incriminating.
They then proceeded to his office at Oakland Centre in Maitama and located not anything incriminating there. However, they took away some documents of landed belongings.
“Not achieved, the EFCC officers stormed his Wuse house wherein they once more found not anything incriminating after the quest. Afterwards, Babalele became taken away to the EFCC office in Wuse to make a declaration along Mr. Lawan Ayuba.
“It was accumulated that the petition relied upon to invade the residence and workplace of Babalele changed into authored through a brother of the wife of President Buhari.
“As a law abiding citizen, Atiku Abubakar recognizes the constitutional position of the EFCC and certainly some other employer of the authorities to carry out investigations, however will not be cowed by way of any try and blackmail him into mortgaging his mandate.”
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