Concise News reports that the posters boldly carry Abubakar’s portrait and the message, ‘HE Atiku Abubakar GCON, The Real and The Right’, which it was gathered belongs to a group of the same name based in Magaji/Sanda ward in Yola.
However reacting to the incident on Wednesday, Atiku in a statement issued by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, disowned the posters.
Ibe said, “Our attention has been drawn to posters of Abubakar, Presidential candidate of PDP in the 2019 election being circulated in Abuja.
“We dissociate the former Vice President of Nigeria from the said posters in circulation. The campaign season is over. The tainted electoral victory by the incumbent is being challenged in court.
“We refuse to be distracted, which is exactly the objective of our opponents, but to remain focused on diligently pursuing our election petition with a view to retrieving the stolen mandate.’’
Ibe earlier in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said that the posters had nothing to do with the just-concluded elections and the PDP Presidential Campaign Organization had no connection with it.
He said, “I have not seen the posters. I am just hearing it from you. We are not aware of it. Whatever it is it not connected to the PDP campaign organisation.
“The campaign season has long been over but following the electoral hype by the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abubakar, as a democrat has submitted himself to the electoral tribunal to decide on matters arising from the concluded election.’’