Phrank Shaibu, one of the media aides to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has described the victory of the Al Progressives Congress (APC) flag bearer, Bola Tinubu, as empty and futile.
In a statement on Saturday, Shaibu said the victory of Tinubu at the February 25 presidential election will be short-lived.
Shaibu said Tinubu was rejected in Lagos at the presidential poll despite campaigning with his acclaimed achievements and records in the state.
The media aide added that rather the APC presidential candidate to accept his loss in the state as the will of the people, he allegedly unleashed thugs on the people he claimed to love.
Shaibu, however, asked residents of Lagos not to vote for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the March 11 governorship election in the state.
He also urged Nigerians to reject any attempt by Tinubu to unleash violence on the people in order to ensure that Sanwo-Olu, is re-elected.
He said: “Tinubu’s pyrrhic victory will be short-lived. The stolen crown balances on his head precariously. He will continue to shake until he drops it.
“It is funny that Lagos was the fulcrum of Tinubu’s campaign as he promised to replicate the miracle of Lagos across Nigeria, and yet the people of Lagos rejected him on the day of election.
“Tinubu lost in Ikeja local government where he had voted and also lost in Bourdillon, Ikoyi where he lives. Rather than accept the will of the people, he unleashed thugs on the people he claimed to love.
“Jennifer Efidi Bima was hit in the face by Tinubu’s hounds in Surulere. Her blood-stained ballot paper is a testament to the resolve of the people as he still lost in Lagos despite the violence.
“Ahead of the governorship election, Tinubu will once again relocate to Lagos, where he will try to unleash violence on the people in order to ensure that his puppet, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is re-elected. Nigerians must rise up against such tyranny.”
Atiku Hails US Senator, Risch
Shaibu, while speaking further, said Atiku commended a US senator, Jim Risch, for reacting to the election was marred with irregularities.
Risch, a member of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had asked the US government not to rush and embrace the results of the poll.
He added that his principal commended the Guardian Newspaper of London, the Financial Times of London, and The PUNCH for their editorials on the conduct of the presidential election.