The Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) has written to the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU), urging them to prevail upon the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to jettison his plan of going to court to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.
In separate letters addressed to the heads of EU and AU Observation Missions in Nigeria, the president’s support group urged the international bodies to act fast to save the country’s democracy from what it described as Atiku’s inequitable conduct despite the reports of fairness in the just concluded polls by international observers.
In the letters made available to journalists in Abuja, yesterday, by its Director of Communications and Strategic Planning, Malam Gidado Ibrahim, BCO said Atiku ought to have congratulated President Buhari instead of yielding to PDP’s politics of bitterness.
The group said Buhari’s magnanimity in victory which was demonstrated in his appeal to his supporters not to humiliate the opposition was enough reason for Atiku to repent of his obstinacy and congratulate the president on his re-election.
“We are writing to inform you of the undemocratic tendencies of the presidential candidate of the main opposition party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, who has chosen to take the electoral process in Nigeria backward after a peaceful and credible presidential and National Assembly elections conducted penultimate Saturday.
“Atiku should follow former President Goodluck Jonathan’s example. Nobody’s life should be sacrificed for any politician’s ambition,” the group said.