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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has disclosed that he will report attacks on his campaigns, especially in Kaduna and Maiduguri to the Abdusalam Abubakar-led National Peace Committee.
Addressing newsmen on Thursday, the Director, Strategic Communication of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Dele Momodu said, “yesterday, we were attacked in Borno state. We’ve been attacked in Kaduna and it’s so unfortunate because there was a peace accord that was signed by most of the presidential candidates.
“So, we plan to report formally to the security authorities, we plan to report to the Peace Commission because democracy is not by force, it is a game of choice. So if I choose to support my candidate, there shouldn’t be any problem with that. So firing guns, throwing stones and all manner of weapons, for me, is a very unfortunate development.”
Appealing to the media to send the message across to the authorities concerned, Momodu said, “we hope that you’re able to help us send the message across to the authorities that PDP is worried.
My heart goes out to one of our colleagues, Mary Chinda of Arise News who sustained an injury, in fact, I’ve just seen an x-ray of our arms, so I hope nothing serious happened to her because she fell in the process of that attack yesterday. I saw that the police PRO or someone denied that any such thing did not happen.
“It’s obvious that the other parties can see that Atiku Abubakar GCON is the leading candidate and he’s going to win the next election Otherwise, why are they jittery?
“You can see that we have done four states already. And all four states recorded resounding successes so we shall continue to campaign in every part of Nigeria for PDP. It’s a carnival of ideas. It is not a carnival of war. So, we shall continue to campaign vigorously, and rigorously. Any candidate who can match that should also go ahead and do his own.”
On the reconciliation between the Nyesom Wike-led governors and the people leadership, Momodu said “am sure most of you have heard that our governors, the integrity group, said yesterday that the window of reconciliation has not been shot permanently.
“We’ve been at it for some time trying to see how we can bring everybody under the same umbrella. So hopefully, in the next couple of days and weeks, all of us will be able to work as one family. PDP is the biggest political family in Africa and we want it to remain so.”
On the issue of the Tinubu drugs deal, the Director, Strategic Communication said, “I am not a lawyer this is a legal matter, I am also not a judge. But I know that our party, our campaign office may have mandated people to study the case so that they can know how to respond to it.
“So, I cannot speak about it is a very sensitive case. Anything to do with drugs is not an easy case. I have seen it in the past and I am seeing it again, I don’t know why it suddenly resurfaced. We are sober enough and we respect the rights of other candidates so we are not going to malign them for political reasons.”