N4Atiku, an independent group working towards the actualization of People’s Democratic Party candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s presidential ambition has described as laughable and interesting the call by the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and other security agencies to probe Atiku over the Dubai meeting he had with some other PDP members recently.
APC, through its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, had claimed that the purpose of the meeting may not be what media reports say; suggesting sinister motives. He alleged that the meeting may have focused on how to move illicit cash meant for the rigging of the 2019 election, sponsorship of violence and other things.
The N4Atiku Group, in a statement released by its spokesperson Isiaka Abdulai, has however said that the recent outbursts of the ruling party on PDP and Atiku is nothing but evidence that they are jittery over Atiku’s presidential ambition.
Citing freedom of speech and freedom of association as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution, the N4Atiku Group asked “how can a strategic meeting of a political party and its presidential candidate abroad become the headache of an opposition party? It clearly shows that the ruling party is afraid of defeat already’.
The group reminded the ruling party of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit under the guise of medical trips where he had hosted a series of top meetings with members of his party and therefore called for restraint on the part of the ruling party.