The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has raised alarm over alleged character assassination plot against him by some unscrupulous persons.
He said among other things, the plot which would manifest in the coming days and weeks involved planting of fictitious stories in some media outlets with the intention of discrediting him and the PDP.
The alarm was raised in a statement issued on Thursday by his media aide, Mr. Paul Ibe.
His words: “We wish to blow the whistle as an early warning alert of the grandiose scheme being put together by some unscrupulous elements aimed at jeopardizing the reputation of Abubakar in the coming days and weeks.
“By the merit of what is beginning to unfold, there are plans to create some upset across the country, whereby alleged perpetrators of such crimes will engage in phantom names dropping of Abubakar and some senior personalities in the PDP.
“Already, we are abreast of some other plans to plant fictitious stories in some mushroom media outlets aimed at discrediting Atiku and his political party, the PDP.
“It, therefore, becomes preponderant that we alert the public of this demonic plan and to say that it will be imprudent to compromise the peace and security of Nigerians in order to score a cheap political goal.”
In the same vein, he called on the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to apologise over his claim that he and the PDP were working at sabotaging the efforts of the government.
He said Mohammed did not have any evidence to back his claim.