A spokesman for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation, Buba Galadima, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of paying some powerful Nigerians to plead with the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, not to challenge the outcome of the February 23 presidential election in court.
Galadima made the claim while appearing on a Channels Television programme on Wednesday evening.
He also accused the ruling party of deploying the military to rig the 2019 general election.
Galadima said, “Of course every Nigerian, everybody in the world who had followed the contemporary Nigerian election of 2019 knew that there was rigging, massive intimidation, in fact, there was robbery by the APC by using the security agencies especially the military to rig the election.
“If it is an allegation, go and ask a host of places in Benue, Plateau, Borno, Yobe and Zamfara.
“Let them go to court, I’ll substantiate it. You know it is a fact that one month to the election, the military had declared what you called Python Dance across the 36 states of the federation.
“That is preparatory to their engagement during the election and they used it effectively to intimidate voters, to harass voters to kill voters and write results for the APC. Is that an allegation?
“Records available to us show that our candidates had won this election and that is why we had gone to court.
“APC have insisted, sponsored even demonstrated and sponsored some highly placed Nigerians paid them handsomely to appeal to Atiku not to go to court. What is their business? Didn’t their candidate in 2003, 2007 and 2011 go to court to challenge results? Did he ever congratulate those that were declared to have won those elections?”