Arrest: I will not be cowed to concede defeat — Atiku
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar, has assured Nigerians that under no circumstance will he mortgage the mandate of Nigerians as freely expressed on the 23rd of February, 2019.
This assurance comes against the backdrop of the invasion and arrest of Alhaji Babalele Abdullahi, son in-law and finance director of his group of companies in Abuja on Saturday, 2 March, 2019.
Paul Ibe, the media adviser of Atiku said the arrest was a desperate move to have the former Vice President concede and congratulate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.
The EFCC agents numbering about two dozen came in 2 regular vehicles, an 18-seater Toyota bus (registration Abuja CS 522 RSH) and a hilux van. They came with a search warrant to search the house and office of Babalele and found nothing incriminating. They then proceeded to his office at Oakland Centre in Maitama and found nothing incriminating there. However, they took away some documents of landed property. Not done, the EFCC officials stormed his Wuse residence where they again found nothing incriminating after the search,” Mr Ibe noted in a statement.
He added Babalele was taken away to the EFCC office in Wuse to make a statement alongside Mr. Lawan Ayuba.