President Bola Tinubu has advised Atiku Abubakar to end his ambition to rule Nigeria.
Tinubu stated this in response to Atiku’s claim that the country is doomed following the Supreme Court ruling that dismissed his appeals.
In a statement signed by Bayo Onanuga, the Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Tinubu said: “We want to tell Alhaji Atiku this: Nigeria is not doomed. It is only Atiku’s inordinate ambition to be President that is doomed. Nigeria is moving forward and set to achieve its manifest destiny as one of the most respected and successful nations of the world under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Contrary to Atiku’s gloomy submission on our democracy, we are excited to tell the world that our democracy is thriving and blossoming.
“It is the reason, for the first time since 1999, the character of our National Assembly and its outlook reflects the diversity and plurality of the choices and preferences of voters as a rainbow coalition of different parties, as opposed to the practice in the past where just two parties dominated the national parliament.
In today’s Nigeria, votes count. No amount of deliberate distortion of facts about our recent election by Alhaji Atiku and his partner, Peter Obi, can vitiate the continuous improvement of our electoral process, which local and international observers have hailed. As declared by the Supreme Court, IReV was not designed as an online collation centre. It was simply a public viewing centre for results.
“We want to advise Atiku that after over three decades of elusive bid for the Presidency of Nigeria, he must now end his unprofitable bid and go away from any venture that will further pollute the political atmosphere and national harmony.”