The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has given conditions that would motivate it and its presidential candidate, Alh. Abubakar Atiku, to shelve the party’s decision of contesting the outcome of the presidential election in the law court.
Atiku had at a press conference held on the heels of the announcement of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress as the winner by the Independent Electoral Commission, said the election was a sham, rigged in favour of the ruling party, adding that he would be heading to court to challenge it.
However, on Thursday night in Abuja, the party gave conditions that have to be met by the federal government for it not to go ahead with the threat at a meeting with members of National Peace Committee led by former military Head of State, Gen. Abdusalami Aboubakar with Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, and Cardinal John Onaiyekan in attendance at Atiku’s Abuja residence.
Also at the meeting were Atiku’s running mate, Peter Obi, Senate President Bukola Saraki, his House of Representatives counterpart, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, and Prince Uche Secondus.
According to report, the PDP leaders expressed their annoyance at the process leading to Buhari’s victory, adding that the only reasons the party would not contest the outcome in court are on the party’s terms.
“They (PDP) also called for the release of all politicians allegedly detained illegally by the Federal Government and the unfreezing of accounts of those whose accounts were blocked as part of the government’s clampdown on the opposition,” Punchng.com.
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