The Department of State Services, has been challenged by the Buhari Media Organisation to instigate the
presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.
The group called on DSS to investigate Atiku’s relationship with United States of America in his effort to
recover his alleged stolen mandate from President Muhammadu Buhari.
BMO also lay allegations against the former Vice President of Nigeria claiming that he is trying to
destabilize the country.
The group stated that he has been calling on US government to recognise him as the president of this
BMO in a statement signed by its Coordinator Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke stated that
Atiku’s action is a treasonable act that should have 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 also claimed that his plan to be supported by US is to show them that he can prevent genocide,
poverty, corruption and strife’ in Nigeria.
“We have seen how banditry has suddenly threatened to spiral out of control in Zamfara State and some
other parts of North-Western Nigeria almost immediately after the election. These are places that were
relatively peaceful before and during the election and which also had a reasonable turn out of voters.”
“It should not be a surprise that this spectre of violence is deliberately orchestrated and coordinated as
part of a game plan to make the incumbent President look helpless and win US support for the failed PDP
presidential candidate who is not even known to be popular in that part of the country”.
BMO call on US government not to be used to work against the election that their representatives had scored free and fair.
“Even though Ambassador Stuart Symington had, in the run-up to the election appeared to show some sympathy
for the opposition, apparently based on media reports that had been deliberately skewed to present the
incumbent in bad light, he was fair enough to rate the election as reasonably credible.”
“We also need to remind the Americans that the main local election observer group they funded, the Youth
Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) validated Buhari’s victory as declared by INEC,
using a Parallel Voter Tabulation (PVT) compiled by 3,030 observers.”
“Aside from that, the European Union, UK, France and Russia have since congratulated President Buhari on
his re-election with all of them hailing the process as credible and transparent.”
“We now wonder why Atiku Abubakar would take his desperation to the extent of seeking a Venezuelan-style
US intervention in an election that he lost overwhelmingly, and at a time he has filed a legal challenge
to the outcome of the election”.