Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, has reportedly obtained the United States’ commitment on matters pertaining to the 2023 elections, according to former presidential adviser Reno Omokri.
On Thursday, he remarked while appearing on Channels Television Politics Today.
Atiku recently visited the US and met with representatives from the US State Department, along with other key PDP officials.
“We didn’t go there for guidance at all. However, we did have an agenda, and one of the agendas was that we should have free and fair elections because you know that if you look at the history and the best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour, elections in Nigeria, sometimes, have not been up to par,” he said.
“Sometimes, we have challenges, as we saw with the 2019 elections. One of the desires that we had was for the United States to ensure and give every support to INEC and security services to help them be ready for the elections; to also make a commitment right now that they will take action against anybody promoting violence or anything that could affect free and fair elections, and they did make that commitment.
“Like I told you, the commitments where they said President Biden was going to use peer pressure with President Muhammadu Buhari. It didn’t just come like that; it was after they finished briefing us.
“They said they are going to have political peer pressure from President Biden directly to President Muhammadu Buhari, and also, we are going to have a third audit of the election results. So, those were the commitments that we secured.”