Following a congratulate phone call received by the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu from the United States of America Secretary of States, Antony Blinken, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election expressed shock and sadness over the position of Mr. Blinken.
Atiku claimed that Mr Blinken's position was contradictory to the believe of United States about the February 25 presidential election, which he described as a shameful election.
However, reacting to Atiku Abubakar's utterances, Minister of Labour (State), Festus Keyamo insisted that President Joe Biden understands the noise being made by Atiku and his contemporary, Peter Obi.
Mr. Keyamo stated that the deceptive claims by Obi and Atiku that they won the general election is well understood by President Biden.
Mr. Keyamo said the deceptive behaviors of Peter Obi and Atiku is nothing from what Donald Trump is also up to in the United States.
Festus Keyamo's response to Atiku's tweet reads:
"No, your Excellency, @atiku, it is not a contradiction. The United States and @SecBlinken know you and Peter Obi are behaving like Donald Trump in America: refusing to accept your obvious defeat and relying on propaganda to deceive the world. They have your type in the US, so they understand the issues correctly.
"They know that whilst there were intolerable incidents during the election perpetrated by all leading parties (for instance Peter Obi got far less votes in Anambra State than was declared - I dare them to publish what is on IREV), they also have credible reports that those isolated incidents did not SUBSTANTIALLY affect the overall outcome of the elections.
"They know both of you could NOT have won when, as opposition parties, you split your votes into 3 parts, with even a revolt of 5 of your Governors within your depleted party. Yes, THEY KNOW YOU LOST AND @officialABAT WON, FAIR AND SQUARE.
"And for those who perpetrated these irregularities during the elections, the US has applied the appropriate sanctions (and we welcome those sanctions which deepen our democracy), but that is that. IT IS NOT A CONDEMNATION OF THE ENTIRE ELECTION AS YOU HAVE WRONGLY ASSUMED.
"Hence, a couple of days ago, the Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the U.S Embassy in Nigeria, Mr David Greene visited the Vice-President-Elect Senator Kashim Shettima and earlier today Secretary Blinken put a call through to @officialABAT to pledge the cooperation of the US and its support for the in-coming administration.
"The world has actually moved on, but you and Peter Obi are still standing on one spot. As usual, you and Peter Obi are depending on your usual bullying tactics to overwhelm the US and @SecBlinken and cow them to toe your warped line of reasoning that has NO EVIDENTIAL basis.
"Unfortunately for you, these are people and institutions that cannot be overwhelmed by your mob on social media. That system handled Trump and his tantrums. They can also handle you and Peter Obi.
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Written by Omooba Alekuwodo (omoobaalekuwodo)
Published 5/18/2023 12:34:18 AM