A Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekeni Nabena, has advised the 2023 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, to start preparing for the next election coming up in 2027.
Nabena who blasted Atiku 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.
The APC Chieftain however urged the former Vice President to rather start preparations for another contest in 2027 as usual, rather than drag the nation backwards.
According to him, 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.”
The politician further urged the public to be careful of manipulative reports churned out by the opposition parties to cause confusion and seek public sympathy.
He 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.
The APC Chieftain however 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.
“Let me use this medium to tell the former Vice President to start preparing for another election in 2027 as usual.
“Heating 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.”
Nabena further warned that the former Vice President can not take the nation back to the desert, noting that the election has come and gone.