The claim by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the Presidential Election Tribunal that its witnesses were attacked on their way to Abuja from Zamfara, which has been debunked by the Nigerian Police Force (NPF), is a reflection of the party’s lack of a moral compass, its zero values and a worrisome desperation.
In a statement signed by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) noted that the PDP had extended its bad habit of deception to the courtroom by bracingly lying to the court that its witnesses were attacked when nothing of that sort ever happened.
“As usual, and we are not surprised as this is not new, the PDP has taken its art of deception to the courtroom. In an attempt to pull the wool over the eyes of members of the Presidential Election Tribunal, the party blatantly created a fictional story that its witnesses were attacked by bandits. An event that never happened.
“This is shameful sophistry. It is a contempt of the court. And as much as it is offensive to the hallowed chambers of the courts it is a vexatious insult to the sensibilities of the Nigerian people. The PDP and Atiku take Nigerians for granted and think we are fools, gullible to their fictional creations. But this outright lie is one taken too far.
“When the story first made its way to the media, we were suspicious; and like everything coming out of the PDP, we treated it with caution. It was, therefore, no surprise when the NPF announced that no such attack took place as none was reported. In fact, the Police stated that on that fateful day, no records of crimes were made on that expressway.”
BMO stated that the PDP would go to any length to deceive Nigerians, even using the most sensitive issues like an attack by bandits to further their deceit.
It went further to remind Nigerians that this false story cooked up by the PDP was similar to its unfortunate fictional creation of an INEC server that it claimed results were transmitted to.
“The Presidential Election Tribunal has been filled with a litany of falsehood and fiction by the PDP. First, we have the absurd story of a non-existent server peddled by the PDP to the astonishment of all stakeholders and participants in the 2019 general elections, now the same party comes up with a cock and bull story that its witnesses were attacked – meanwhile nothing like that ever happened.”
The pro-Buhari group stated that the PDP was cooking up these stories because it knew it had no case that could stand the test of the rigorous processes of the courts.
“Given the way and manner the witnesses of the PDP have consistently contradicted themselves, how they have shaken and presented brazen and inconsistent testimonies under the heat of cross-examination, the opposition party has re-affirmed the fact that indeed it has no case whatsoever.”
The group called on the judiciary to remain steadfast, firm and unswayed by the antics of Atiku who had taken to social media to make derogatory comments imputing prejudice by the judiciary.