Atiku opens up on viral audio on plot to rig 2023 election


Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 election, on Friday, dismissed a viral audio alleging a plot to rig Saturday polls as ‘utter rubbish’.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that an audio clip is circulating on social media wherein Atiku purportedly revealed plans by himself; Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal; and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State to rig the presidential election. But reacting today via a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu, the former vice-president asked Nigerians to ignore it.

The statement partly reads: “This is nothing new. For the record, Atiku has run in two presidential elections and has never been indicted or prosecuted for election violence or vote buying.

“But some people think they can sell a narrative of Atiku manipulating this election.

“This is indeed the height of desperation, the last kick of a dying horse.

“The APC and the Labour Party must note that elections are not won on social media but at the polling units.”

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