Atiku Abubakar says he has been threatened to withdraw from presidential race
Nigeria’s former Vice President and PDP Presidential aspirant , Atiku Abubakar has raised an alarm over the continuous threat on his life and that of his family to withdraw from the presidential race.
Atiku Abubakar who wrote President Buhari demanding more police protection for his family and himself, disclosed that his wife and daughters had received separate text messages from a mobile line stating that unless he backs out of the presidential race, his family members would be raped and killed.
The PDP Presidential aspirant who called on President Buhari to order an urgent investigation into the matter in his petition titled “Petition Over Criminal Intimidation And Threat To My Life, That Of Members Of My Family, And Cyber Stalking Using Mobile Phone Number 08148228704,” added that it could lead to serious security breaches.
According to Atiku Abubakar, the person threatening his family over the Presidential race he joined, identified his wife Mariam, who worked at Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and daughter Fatima, a former commissioner in Adamawa State.
“I present my highest compliments to the president and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and have the honour to request your excellency’s kind review/investigation and urgent consideration of extra protection for my family and I against some criminal intimidation and threat to my life, that of my family, and the cyber stalking against my family and I, using telephone mobile number +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 go with your family. We know where and where your children travel to. We will blow up all your properties and those of his wife. We control the aviation towers in Nigeria and South Africa. We are on government and Buhari will win again. Your party members will never select you and, if they do, we will assassinate (sic) you. We will kill you by blowing up your plane.” he wrote
”From the foregoing, Mr President can see that if adequate and urgent steps are not taken to identify and deal with these threats, it could lead to serious breaches and may constitute real danger to national security. Considering that these threats border on the right of my family and I to life 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 threat, 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),” he stated in his petition.