Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar has warned of danger inherent in the present crisis festering in Edo State House of Assembly.
In his media handle today, August 6, Atiku, who was former Vice President of the country, said that what is happening in Edo State is a threat to constitutional order nationwide, even as he asked “belligerent forces to reign in their proxies, and abide by the rule of law. As I have previously said, without the rule of law, there will be no rule at all.”
He emphasized that the current goings-on portend grave danger, not only to law and order in that state, but to the coming Edo elections.
“The people of Edo state should be allowed to choose who they wish to govern them, and that choice is to be made on September 19, 2020. Pending then, everything legally possible must be done to preserve the status quo.”
Atiku claimed that Nigeria has been on the edge due to the brinkmanship of those charged with the constitutional leadership, warning: “we must, as a nation, not escalate the already tense atmosphere in our polity.”