The All Progressives Congress, APC, has described as arrant nonsense the claims made by the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar that the APC has concluded plans to intimidate the Judiciary in order to get a favourable judgement at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal PEPT.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Felix Morka, in a statement issued on Saturday, said there was nothing in Atiku’s statement that was worth a reaction from the ruling party.
He said the former vice president is only seeking an alibi to cover his expected failure at the tribunal.
The statement reads; “Our attention has been drawn to a Press Statement by a media aide to Atiku Abubakar, Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party PDP.
“The statement alleges that the All Progressives Congress APC and its government are engaged in a plot to intimidate members of the judiciary towards unduly influencing the outcome of pending cases before the court. Atiku Abubakar and his minions offered no evidence to support their wild, hollow, and mischievous allegations.
“Quite frankly, there is nothing in Atiku Abubakar’s statement, that is worth a reaction from the APC. It is just arrant nonsense, totally lacking in substance and cogency. Its only imaginable purpose is a childish attempt to float an alibi to deflect the shame of a highly probable defeat in court, having miserably failed to make out a credible case to justify his bogus claim that he won the last Presidential Election.
“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and our Party won the election convincingly. We have full faith and confidence in our courts to dispense electoral justice in accordance with our Constitution and all applicable laws”.