An All Progressives Congress, APC, youth leader, Hyde Kalu, has urged the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, to discontinue the suit he filed against President Bola Tinubu in the United States.
Atiku had in the suit asked a US district court to order Chicago State University, Tinubu’s alma mater, to release the President’s academic records.
Kalu, in a statement on Monday, urged Atiku to allow the judiciary in Nigeria to decide disputes arising from the 2023 presidential election.
He noted that Nigeria is being ridiculed in the comity of nations as a result of the legal dispute in the US.
The APC youth leader said the call became necessary because the issue was already generating negative attention on Nigeria across the globe.
He begged Atiku to save the country the embarrassment.
The statement read, “Atiku is a statesman, and it is not in contention that he has the love of Nigeria at heart.
“I am sure that no Nigerian is happy with the way our country has been subjected to ridicule over the court ruling in the United States
“For the love of this country and to spare Nigerians the shame of how this process may end, it is important that we plead with Atiku to drop that case and not allow us wash our dirty linens in the public.
“We are all patriots, and I believe that we can have a decent way of handling this matter and save Nigerians the shame of this impending embarrassment.
“The election has come and gone, and a president has emerged. We are all humans, and that is why I am pleading with Atiku to discontinue the case in America for the sake of the country and in consideration of the friendship between him and President Tinubu.”