The Buhari Media Organisation has asked security agencies to investigate an alleged attempt by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to lobby the United States of America to recognize him as the winner of the February 23 presidential election.
BMO described the allegation as an unholy romance with foreign bodies in pursuit of a mandate he never had.
The group in a state by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and its Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, said that Atiku seeks to destabilise the country in a bid to realize his failed presidential ambition, adding that his action is treasonable.
“We had in the past drawn attention to the desperation of the failed PDP presidential candidate to rule Nigeria at all cost, and it is becoming more obvious with his latest gambit.
“Not satisfied with pushing out cooked-up figures which he and his party claimed they got from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission and are using as the basis of their legal challenge at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, Alhaji Abubakar is now using lobbyists in order to con the United States to his side.
“We at BMO are not surprised because we had raised the alarm even before the election that the PDP elements had been preparing ground for what they called a ‘Venezuelan option’ by instigating the international community against the President Buhari-led administration, and by raising all sorts of false alarms.
“Now that news has filtered out that Atiku has hired some prominent American lawyers to lobby the US Congress and the Executive to recognise him as President, it is shocking that a man who rose to the position of vice president can be engaging in acts that amount to treasonable felony, especially as the legally authorised body in election matters, INEC, declared that he lost the presidential election.”
BMO further alleged that the increasing killings and banditry across the country was purposely planned to make President Muhammadu Buhari appear helpless.
“We have seen how banditry has suddenly threatened to spiral out of control in Zamfara State and some other parts of North-Western Nigeria almost immediately after the election.
“These are places that were relatively peaceful before and during the election and which also had a reasonable turn out of voters.
“It should not be a surprise that this spectre of violence is deliberately orchestrated and coordinated as part of a game plan to make the incumbent President look helpless and win US support for the failed PDP presidential candidate who is not even known to be popular in that part of the country.” The group urged the USA to ignore Atiku, saying that election observers and even the US embassy in Nigeria recognize the February 23 election as free and fair.
Ogbodo ThankGod is currently the Managing Director/CEO/Group Chief Editor at Naija Buzz News Network. He was the Chief Editor at NaijaBuzz.News before his new top leadership role. Ogbodo has years of experience in the Nigeria Media Industry and has co-founded some media companies. He is the founder of Ogbodo Solution Nigeria and 1Push.Ng. He loves playing football and is a strong supporter of Lionel Messi who he describes as the greatest footballer of all time.