By Danladi Alhassan
General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd.), chairman of the National Peace Committee, has said the group has presented the grievances of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Abubakar, who met with Atiku and some opposition leaders on Thursday, disclosed this to state house correspondents after he and some members of the committee met with Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.
Atiku, who had disagreed with the results of the February23 presidential elections as presented by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and vowed to seek redress in court, reportedly listed his grievances with the APC government before the committee.
He was said to have demanded: unfreezing of bank accounts belonging to opposition politicians; demilitarisation of subsequent elections; accreditation of voters before voting in subsequent elections; access to the backend server of INEC by all parties who partook in the election.
The meeting started at the president’s office around 3pm and ended at 4pm. Matthew Kukah, bishop of Sokoto diocese and John Onaiyekan, bishop of the Catholic archdiocese of Abuja, were in attendance.
Also at the meeting were Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, and some stakeholders of the ruling party.