I Stand With Senator Adeleke Against Anti-Democratic Forces Of Fascism – Atiku

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BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – Former Vice President of Nigeria and one of the Presidential aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has condemned in very strong terms the declaration of a governorship candidate in the scheduled Saturday election in Osun State Senator Ademole Adeleke wanted by the Nigeria Police.

Atiku in a press statement he personally signed, said he viewed the summon of Adeleke for examination malpractice and other sundry criminal charges, with a great disappointment and alarm at the threat to democracy in Nigeria.
The presidential aspirant said it is obvious that the police moves are politically motivated charges to hamstring the expected victory of the PDP’s candidate, adding that coming so soon after the surreptitious payments of ₦16.7 billion so-called Paris Club refund to the incumbent All Progressives Congress administration in Osun State, which was condemned by the generality of Nigerian Governors from both the APC and the PDP, reflects the desperation on the part of the Buhari administration.
In his words; “Nigerians were witness to the fact that a minister admitted, after being exposed, to forging her certificate. This minister was escorted to the airport and allowed to board a flight to London to escape the long hand of the law.
“Ironically, certificate forgery or absence of certificates, go all the way to the top in the APC led federal government. Unlike some people who have hired thirteen Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Senator Adeleke has been able to get the West African Examination Council to certify today that he indeed sat for his school leaving certificate in 1981. 

“This by itself should stop the police from their malicious prosecution of Adeleke if the rule of law were guiding this administration.
“On the contrary, Senator Adeleke has no proven case of forgery or fraud against him. Why then has the police waited till now to declare Senator Adeleke wanted, just three days to the election?
“Let it be on record that I completely condemn this act, which comes less than a week to the elections in which Senator Adeleke is a major participant and front-runner.
“I warn both Nigerians and the international community that democracy is on trial in Nigeria. Senator Adeleke is being victimised and we call on all lovers of democracy to stand up to resist this fascist attempt to steal an election,” Atiku stressed.
He therefore urged all PDP party faithful to remain steadfast and head to the polls this Saturday, the 22nd of September and vote for Senator Ademola Adeleke, adding that the power of the people is indeed greater than the power of any fascist.

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