Atiku, who lost to Buhari in the country’s 2019 presidential election, was reacting to a report published by Washington DC-based Centre for Diplomacy and Democracy, alleging Atiku is sponsoring the killings across Nigeria.
Concise News learned that the former vice president said such reports could cause further division in Africa’s most populous nation.
”Americans will never write ‘Centre’. They will write ‘Center’ in conformity to American English usage,” Atiku said in a statement signed by his media aide, Paul Ibe.
”This is the deepest low that Muhammadu Buhari administration has gone in causing further division and promoting instability in Nigeria.
”Anyone versed enough in the protocol of international NGOs will discern without much ado that the particular report by a faceless, insipid organisation known as ‘Centre for Diplomacy and Democracy’ was contrived with express mobilisation from officials of the Buhari administration in a shameless and disingenuous attempt to find a jejune explanation for the rising rate of insecurity in Nigeria.
”It is so distasteful that the Buhari administration, rather than have a self-introspection and admit to the world that its policies and actions are responsible for the divisions in the country with the manifestation of all manner of crimes such as banditry, kidnapping and wanton killings across the land chooses to employ the service of a faceless NGO to blame the opposition for its own ineptitude.”
The Wazirin Adamawa urged the Buhari government to stop the ”infantile style of looking for whom to blame for his failures will not obliterate his abysmal record of performance in the past four years.”