The presidency has reiterated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, lost the 2023 election to President Bola Tinubu.
Bayo Onanuga, the Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, said Atiku lost the presidential election because the PDP was not united.
Onanuga stressed that Atiku is the worst example of kleptocracy in Africa.
In a statement, Onanuga said Tinubu won the election because he presented a better vision for Nigeria’s future.
The statement reads partly: “Atiku and his army of hirelings knew why they lost the election. The PDP candidate lost because Nigerians preferred Bola Ahmed Tinubu and voted for him to be president. Tinubu, along with his APC, won because he offered a better vision for our country’s future. The All Progressives Congress as a united and formidable party which ran a well-coordinated campaign with his rank and file intact.
Atiku lost because he went into a major election with a fragmented and tattered umbrella that could not hold together. There was no way Atiku and PDP could have won the election with the party platform under which he contested broken into four parts.
“If Atiku was not harbouring a delusion of grandeur, we wonder how he could have envisaged any possible pathway to victory with Mr. Peter Obi’s Labour Party, Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s NNPP and PDP G-5 Governors, who took away possible PDP votes, while the APC went into the election as a strong, viable and unified entity.
Atiku Abubakar claims he loves Nigeria and embraces “integrity” so much. We found such claim to be sheer hypocrisy as Atiku remains one of the worst examples of kleptocracy in Africa. The US Congress lists Atiku’s money laundering as one of the very rare cases of corruption at the highest level of governance in the world.”
Recall that the Supreme Court last week dismissed petitions filed by Atiku against President Tinubu’s victory.