The spokesman of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Segun Sowunmi has said that the audio where he said that unless Saturday’s presidential poll is rigged, it may be “practically impossible” for Atiku to win was doctored.
The campaign team of President Muhammadu Buhari and some of the party’s supporters shared the audio.
The spokesman of the Buhari campaign organization, Festus Keyamo also shared the audio on Twitter with the caption, “It’s all over!!! Segun Sowunmi, Atiku’s spokesperson, in a leaked audio early February, throws in the towel. I expected this long ago, but it’s better late than never.”
Reacting, Sowunmi said the audio was a doctored version of a BBC interview where he reacted to the suspension of the PDP campaign over replacement of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria.
He added that the blackmailers removed the part where he mentioned the name of President Muhammadu Buhari and replaced it with Atiku.
He said “It’s obvious that APC and their agents have lost it completely by resulting into blackmail. I have this for them.
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“My attention has been called to a manipulative video that our friends, the APC, are moving about. It was an interview conducted by the BBC when they wanted to know why we were resuming campaign upon the suspension for 72 hours on the Onnoghen matter.
“We have made a point; we have stood with the people; we have tried to demonstrate that leaders must act their words and that the independence of the judiciary, and indeed, of every arm of government was significant and important to our campaign.
“And that at that time I said that it is statistically impossible for Muhammadu Buhari to defeat Atiku. They have gone somewhere to cut off the Atiku and do the kinds of things they do. The APC must ask itself: ‘why is its message not resonating anymore with the people?”
Listen to the audio below: