The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has fumed at Anthony Blinken’s phone call to President-elect Bola Tinubu.
Blinken, who is US secretary of state had a 20-minute phone conversation with Tinubu and pledged his country’s commitment to partner with the incoming administration.
But in a tweet on Wednesday, Abubakar said Blinken’s call to Tinubu contradicted the US position on the general election.
“I am in disbelief that Anthony Blinken, US secretary, called Tinubu, a contradiction to the publicly stated position of the US on Nigeria’s 2023 presidential election,” Abubakar wrote.
“This is inconceivable considering that America, as the bastion of democracy, is well briefed on the sham election of February 25.
“To give legitimacy to the widely acknowledged fraudulent election in Nigeria can be demoralising to citizens who have hedged their bet on democracy and the sanctity of the ballot.”