Former Vice President and presidential aspirant in the 2019 general elections at the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has raised the alarm over alleged hazard to his existence and those of his circle of relatives members.
In a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari, dated September 7, 2018, Atiku linked the alleged danger to his selection to contest the 2019 presidential election at the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The petition, a replica of which turned into despatched to the countrywide chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, urged Buhari to urgently investigate the problem.
The petition turned into entitled “Petition Over Criminal Intimidation And Threat To My Life, That Of Members Of My Family, And Cyber Stalking Using Mobile Phone Number 08148228704”.
Atiku alleged in the petition that his spouse and daughters had acquired separate text messages from a cellular line, annoying that he (Atiku) drops his ambition, in any other case they could be raped and killed.
The petition reads in part, “I gift my highest compliments to the president and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and feature the respect to request your excellency’s kind overview/research and pressing attention of more safety for my family and I in opposition to some criminal intimidation and risk to my existence, that of my family, and the cyber stalking towards my circle of relatives and I, the usage of cellphone cell variety +2348148228704.”
“We will blow your plane off the sky and we will poison you and your family. You are going to see what we will do with your family. We know where and where your children travel to.
“We control the aviation towers in Nigeria and South Africa. We are in government and Buhari will win again. Your party members will never select you and if they do, we will assassinat (sic) you. We will kill you by blowing up your plane”, the threat message further stated.
Concluding the petition, Atiku stated, “From the foregoing, Mr President can see that if adequate and urgent steps are not taken to identify and deal with these threats, they could lead to serious breaches and may constitute real danger to national security.
“Considering that these threats border on the right to life of my family and I, as well as my freedom to aspire for and contest for the Presidency in Nigeria, I urge you to commence urgent investigation with a view to identifying the person(s) behind the threats, expose and prosecute the culprit(s) in accordance with the laws.
“I request that you ensure the continued protection of my rights to life, that of my family, my property and my rights and freedoms to associate and aspire to any political office as guaranteed under the 1999 Nigerian Constitution (as amended)”.