CSU: You can’t take Nigeria back to desert – Nabena tells Atiku
A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekeni Nabena, has said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 elections, Atiku Abubakar, can not take the nation back to the desert.
Atiku had accused President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of forgery at a press conference on Thursday, October 5.
But, Nabena, in a statement issued on Friday, said all the noise about the Chicago State University certificate is a pre-election matter that has been forgotten.
He stressed that Atiku should rather start preparations for another contest in 2027 as usual rather than drag the nation backwards.
Nabena said contrary to media propaganda by Atiku and opposition parties, “The registrar of Chicago State University (CSU) Caleb Westberb never said President Tinubu forged the certificate he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nigeria.”
He urged the public to be careful of manipulative reports churned out by the opposition parties to cause confusion and seek public sympathy.
The party chieftain maintained that Nigeria is a sovereign state and until the highest court of the land says otherwise, President Bola Tinubu is still legitimately elected and will continue to pilot affairs of the country.
Nabena also called the attention of Nigerian justices and the Supreme Court to the contempt of court by Atiku against the matter already in the court of law.
He said: “Let me use this medium to tell the former Vice President to start preparing for another election in 2027 as usual. Heating up the polity over pre-election matters will not make him President of Nigeria.
“Atiku Abubakar should know by now that Nigerians have moved on. The country is now enjoying good governance because this administration is responsive and responsible.”