Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party is not destined to be the president of the country.
Those were the words of Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) during a press conference on Thursday.
Mr Abubakar lost his long-desired political ambition of being president to incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, who trounced him with over 4 million votes to actual his re-election bid.
The PDP candidate widely know as Atiku has rejected the outcome of the rescheduled poll insisting he must retrieve his alleged mandate through the court.
Re-echoing the party’s readiness to meet the former vice president in court, the APC official said Atiku was being desperate to actualize his ambition.
“I think it is arrogance for Atiku to think that our future is tied to his Presidency. Atiku is destined never to be President of Nigeria and I ask you to review his character. Leadership is about character,” Oshiomhole said at the party’s headquarter in Abuja.
“Atiku’s desperation is so obvious. He is so desperate that in 2003, he challenged his own boss, Obasanjo. He decamped to join ACN and we offered him the ticket and he lost the election and returned to PDP.
“He contested again and lost the nomination and because he has only his interest at heart, he decamped again from PDP.
“He joined us in Lagos and rolled out the dollars but we voted for Buhari as our candidate. He knew that he cannot defeat Buhari in the primary and went back to the PDP.
“Do you think that such a political rolling stone, does he think that Nigerians are so insincere as to think that a man who is not stable and whose interest is about himself will be a possible candidate to be elected?
“What makes him have that sense of entitlement that he must be President of Nigeria? You cannot deny anyone the right to dispute the outcome of an election however free and fair.
“So, we hope and we are looking forward to meeting Atiku Abubakar in court. We might also choose to also cross petition because there were many areas we can dispute.
“In Adamawa state, he had already lost the election before he did some magic that gave him that narrow victory in Adamawa state,” he said.