The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, Atiku Abubakar, has said that he takes pride in his ability to have contested for the nation’s number one seat since 1993 without any controversy.
Atiku claimed that, unlike the President-elect and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, he is unencumbered by scandals of any kind.
The former Vice President claimed his identity, comprising age, state of origin and educational qualifications has never been in dispute like Tinubu’s.
Atiku argued that Tinubu was constitutionally disabled from contesting election for the office of President.
The PDP candidate said these in his reply to Tinubu’s response to the petition he jointly filed with his party before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC).
Tinubu, in his response to Atiku’s petition, accused him, among others, of being a serial loser of elections.
Also, in his reply, the candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the election, Peter Obi accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of bias in its handling of the election.
Obi, in his reply to INEC’s response to the petition he filed before the PEPC, faulted INEC for taking sides with the winner of the election and his party.
He equally faulted INEC for filing a preliminary objection in support of Tinubu and the APC.
Obi argued that the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal had in the past, cautioned INEC against placing itself in a position “where imputation of partiality in favour of one party against another will be levelled against it.”