The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, has assured Nigerians that under no circumstance will he mortgage the mandate of Nigerians as expressed on Feb. 23 Presidential Election.
Abubakar gave the assurance in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Mr Paul Ibe on Saturday in Abuja.
Abubakar said that the assurance came against the backdrop of the invasion and arrest of Alhaji Babalele Abdullahi, the Finance Director of his group of companies in Abuja on Saturday.
The former Vice-President alleged that in a “desperate move” to make him concede and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari, the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at about 8.30 a.m. on Saturday invaded the Maitama residence of Babalele.
He said that the personnel of the anti graft agency were, however, not given access into the house until his lawyers arrived.
“The EFCC agents numbering about two dozens came in two regular vehicles, an 18-seater Toyota bus (registration Abuja CS 522 RSH) and a Hilux van.
“They came with a search warrant to search the house and office of Babalele and found nothing incriminating
“They then proceeded to his office at Oakland Centre in Maitama and found nothing incriminating there.
“However, they took away some documents of landed properties. Not done, the EFCC officials stormed his Wuse residence where they again found nothing incriminating after the search.
“Afterwards, Babalele was taken away to the EFCC office in Wuse to make a statement alongside Mr. Lawan Ayuba.
“It was gathered that the petition relied upon to invade the residence and office of Babalele was authored by a brother of the wife of President Buhari.
Abubakar said that as a law abiding citizen, he recognised the constitutional role of the EFCC and indeed any other agency of the government to carry out investigations.
He, however, said that he would not be cowed by any attempt to blackmail him into mortgaging his mandate.
Oyegun To Oshiomhole: Support Only APC Governor In S’South
Elder statesman and the immediate past National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has again tasked...
Group Endorsed Yahaya Bello for 2nd Term
A social cultural Organization, Kwararafa Unified Assembly has declared their total support for the re-election of Kogi state governor, Alhaji...
State Chairmen Forum Endorse Bulama For APC Scribe
Forum of State Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has endorsed Arc. Waziri Bulama as a replacement for the...
Are You Addicted To Your Phone, Internet? Try This!
Many people spend hours on the internet every week — but some people can’t pull away. For individuals with internet...
Economy: Stop Peddling Fake News Against CBN Gov, Group Warns
An Abuja based pro-democracy group dedicated to advocating for integrity, justice, probity and transparency in public offices, Global Integrity Crusade...
Abuja Housing Show: US Housing Expert To Address Housing Issues
Mr Festus Adebayo, convener of the 13th Abuja International Housing Show said the event has been fashioned to attract foreign...
Police Intercepts ‘Largest Ever’ Cache Of Explosives
Police in Hong Kong have seized what is thought to be the largest ever cache of high-powered explosives uncovered in...
OPINION14 hours ago
Presidential Election Petition Tribunal: The Chasing Shadow Moves Of Atiku Abubakar And PDP
COVER STORIES12 hours ago
Rights Commission Wades Into Sen Abbo’s Alleged Abduction Of Wife
FEATURES14 hours ago
Longest-Serving African Female Presidents
FEATURES9 hours ago
Brewing War Of Camps In Bayelsa PDP
NEWS22 hours ago
Police Identify Lagos Airport Intruder As Nigerien
NEWS11 hours ago
Calls For National Security Summit Diversionary – Falana
Tribute9 hours ago
The Founding Fathers
POLITICS18 hours ago
Gov Bello Is The Real Progenitor Of Rescue Mission In Kogi – Fanwo