The National President of Atiku Political Crusaders, Hon. Sanco Ese Darlington, has described the statement credited to Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos State against a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar as highly misleading and unexpected of a royal father and an elder statesman.
Speaking at a press conference after its expanded national executive meeting at Abuja,
Darlington cautioned that if the Oba has any personal grievances against Abubakar as regard his ouster from the Nigerian Police there are more civilised ways of seeking redress than resorting to character assassination and blackmail.
Speaking further Hon. Darlington made it clear that though the Vice President during his tenure was the Chairman of the privatization process and has since made it clear that he never used his influence as the Chairman to acquire any government owned company or convert same to himself.
Darlington said those peddling such falsehood to go to court or inform relevant agencies for proper investigation.
According to Darlington, Abubakar has at different fora asked those who have any evidence of corruption against him to approach the court or Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with such for possible prosecution, adding up till date non has come up with any.
“It is against this background that we frown seriously at the statement credited to our well respected Oba during his speech on Wednesday at the launch of an EFCC project- Nigerian Women Against Corruption initiative in the Southwest held at the Haven Event Centre in Ikeja, Lagos.
“We want to use this medium to tell our esteemed Oba that His Excellency Atiku Abubakar is eminently qualified to contest as president of this country if he so wishes and that Nigerians are solidly behind him especially in his quest to restructure this country and lead us to the path of glory and greater prosperity for all Nigerians”, Hon. Darlington said.