Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has gone to a High Court in Abuja, with a request for it to prevent President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies in the country from intruding with the general elections.
Atiku also asked the court to make it compulsory for Buhari to settle him for damages to the tune of N2 billion, as well as publicly apologise, for paying good money to instigate several untrue suits against him.
He said the bloodshed and destruction in Nigeria had rendered citizens, farmers, women and children homeless without fwhat to eat or the basic amenities of life, as well as led to the emergence of various IDP camps in the country.
His words, “That under the present administration, there are over 108,000 Internally Displaced Persons grappling with a litany of infections and hunger.”
“In Taraba State, number of IDPs in the various camps are: Mayo Dassa (402 IDPs); Gullong (1259), ATC Kofai (968), Abuja I and II (357), Dorowa/Magami/Malam Joda (579), Sabon Gari (482), Malum (872), Murtai/Yaukani/Yelwa(554), Mile six (74), Nyabukaka/Tutan Kurma/Kasa (148) and Nukkai (30).
“That in Plateau State there are a total of 38,051 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, who were victims of June 23 and 24 violence involving suspected herdsmen and villagers in Barkin Ladi, Riyom, Mangu, Bokkos and Jos South Local Government Areas are taking refuge in 31 camps.
“That in Benue State they have registered more than 180,000 displaced persons in eight camps while over 500, 000 IDPs are taking shelter wherever they find space.”
“That the current division in Nigeria was ignited by that infamous 5 per cent versus 97per cent speech that President Buhari gave in Washington on June 23, 2015. No father should ever tell some of his kids in the presence of the rest of his kids that he loves them more than the others. When this happens, the discontent that it will cause may lead to the breakup of that home.
“That in a report by Transparency International, TI, released on February 21, 2018, Nigeria was still ranked as one of the most corrupt countries in the World.
“That the inability of the Buhari administration to combat grand corruption has led to astronomical plundering of public coffers costing the Nigerian taxpayers around 25 per cent of annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
“That according to a recent report released by International Monetary Fund, IMF, on February 28, 2018, Nigerians are getting poorer despite the country’s slow recovery from a devastating recession.”