Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, has claimed that the President and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), have paid some people to convince Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 elections, not to challenge the result in court.
Galadima stated this when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television on Wednesday.
“Records available to us show that our candidates had won this election and that is why we have gone to court.
“APC has insisted, demonstrated and sponsored some highly placed Nigerians, paid them handsomely to appeal to Atiku not to go to court.
“What is their business? Didn’t their candidate in 2003, 2007 and 2011 go to court to challenge results? Did he ever congratulate those that were declared to have won those elections?” he queried.
Recall that Atiku has claimed that he defeated President Buhari by about 1.6million votes.
This was contained in the petition he filed before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja on Monday, to challenge Buhari’s victory.