A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has said no man can retire the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, from politics except God.
He was reacting to a statement by Vice President Kashim Shettima where he boasted that he would “retire Atiku and teach him how to rear goats and broilers” following the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Court on petitions challenging the declaration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the winner of the February 25, 2023, presidential election.
He said despite Shettima’s comment, some of them know that Atiku and Peter Obi remain the heroes of democracy in Nigeria, and Nigerians will never forget their struggle for a free, fair and transparent democratic system in the country.
“Shettima should know that one with God, as they say, is majority.
“Atiku has the majority and this is why Nigerians did not jubilate nor celebrate the pyrrhic affirmation through judicial coup orchestrated by the PEPC affirming Tinubu as the winner of the Presidential election.
“What happened in Nigeria on Wednesday was a judicial coup against the Nigerian state. It wasn’t justice. It was an ambush against the people.
“Shettima and his gang may celebrate a stolen mandate against the will and wishes of the majority of Nigerians now, but a time will come when they will feel the impact of what transpired when the judiciary brazenly decided to jettison substance, facts and evidence adduced before them and ruled against Nigerians for their personal gain,” he said.
Frank called on Shettima to apologise to Atiku and Nigerians over his statement.