By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has warned against the escalation of the already tense atmosphere in the nation’s polity.
Atiku gave the warning in a tweet, in which he reacted to the political happenings in Edo State ahead of the forthcoming September 19 governorship election in the state.
The former Vice President pointed out that Nigeria has been on the edge due to the brinkmanship of those charged with the constitutional leadership.
The presidential candidate of the PDP during the 2019 general elections stated that what is happening in Edo State is a threat to constitutional order nationwide.
He strongly urged belligerent forces to reign in their proxies, and abide by the rule of law.
His words, “We must, as a nation, not escalate the already tense atmosphere in our polity.
“What is happening in Edo State is a threat to constitutional order nationwide, and I strongly urge belligerent forces to reign in their proxies, and abide by the rule of law.
“As I have previously said, without the rule of law, there will be no rule at all.
‘The current goings-on portend grave danger, not only to law and order in that state, but to the coming Edo elections.
“The people of Edo state should be allowed to choose who they wish to govern them, and that choice is to be made on September 19, 2020.
“Pending then, everything legally possible must be done to preserve the status quo. Atiku Abubakar”, he said.