The Federal Government has asked the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar to allow the court to determine the merits or otherwise of his petition against the winner of the 2019 presidential election in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari.
It said it was wrong for the former Vice President to resort to self-help in his desire to claim victory in the election.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohamed, who stated this at a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday, also condemned the resurgence of posters bearing the picture of Atiku, with the inscription:”THE PUKKA, H.E. ATIKU ABUBAKAR, THE REAL AND THE RIGHT”, which have surfaced across major streets in Abuja.
“The appearance of these posters coincide with the media report that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has hired a US lobbying firm to convince the United States not to recognise the re-election of President Buhari until the Supreme Court has ruled on the suit by the PDP presidential candidate,” the minister said.