As part of their activities to stop Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the last Presidential election from lobbying US to declare him as the authentic winner of February 16 election, Buhari Media Organisation, BMO, has urged the Department of State Services, DSS, to investigate the former Vice President Abubakar Atiku’s romance with foreign bodies, especially the United States of America, in pursuit of his alleged stolen mandate to succeed incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.
BMO also accused Atiku of seeking to destabilise the country in a bid to realise his failed ambition to be President.
This, it said, is the reason he had been lobbying the US authorities to recognise him as authentic President, even though he overwhelmingly lost the February 23 Presidential election to President Muhammadu Buhari.
BMO said in a statement signed by its Coordinator Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke that the step the former Vice President was taking was a treasonable act that had its dire consequences.
“We had in the past drawn attention to the desperation of the failed PDP Presidential candidate to rule Nigeria at all cost and it is becoming more obvious with his latest gambit.
“Not satisfied with pushing out cooked-up figures which he and his party claimed they got from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and are using as the basis of their legal challenge at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, Alhaji Abubakar is now using lobbyists in order to con the United States to his side.
“We at BMO are not surprised because we had raised an alarm even before the election that PDP elements had been preparing ground for what they called a ‘Venezuelan option’ by instigating the international community against the President Buhari-led administration, and by raising all sorts of false alarms.
“And now that news has filtered out that Atiku has hired some prominent American lawyers to lobby the US Congress and the Executive to recognise him as President, it beggars belief that a man who rose to the position of Vice President could be engaged in acts that amount to treasonable felony, especially as the legally authorised body in election matters, INEC, declared that he lost the Presidential election,” the group said.