A chieftain of the PDP and a spokesman for Atiku's PCC, Charles Ehiedu, has explained why Atiku was present at the party's protest in Abuja. During his interview on AIT News, Ehiedu also revealed the circumstances that could have led the PDP to congratulate Tinubu just as Goodluck Jonathan did to Buhari in 2015.
Addressing the topic, Ehiedu said, "As a responsible Nigerian, the Waziri of Adamawa, Atiku, attended the PDP protest to prevent hoodlums from hijacking the process. You saw how the PDP leaders addressed INEC before returning to their respective homes without disrupting lawful activities. President Buhari should not just be interested in APC's candidate being declared the winner; he must also be interested in a working country and the legitimacy of the election process and its outcome.
He added, "We in the PDP and possibly the Labour Party are interested in a working Nigeria, but this can only begin with how we choose our leaders. Tinubu is also a leader, and if he had emerged through a credible electoral process, nobody would take to the streets to protest. We would have congratulated the APC presidential candidate. This is the PDP tradition. You may recall that in 2015, Jonathan congratulated Buhari after realizing that he had won fair and square. It goes beyond winning an election but also involves having a functioning country.
You may recall that PDP leaders recently took to the streets of the FCT to protest the outcome of the presidential election. The party chieftains were seen in black uniforms while airing their grievances.
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