Segun Showunmi, spokesperson of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation, says the audio recording in which he said it’s impossible for his principal to win elections without rigging was manipulated.
An audio recording of Showunmi speaking on the seeming impossibility of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winning the election had been published on Tuesday by Festus Keyamo.
However, Showunmi has denied the authenticity of Keyamo's version of the recording, stating that the audio was manipulated.
He said: “My attention has been called to a manipulative video that our friends, the APC, are moving about. It was an interview conducted by the BBC when they wanted to know why we were resuming campaign upon the suspension for 72 hours on the Onnoghen matter.
“We have made a point; we have stood with the people; we have tried to demonstrate that leaders must act their words and that the independence of the judiciary, and indeed, of every arm of government was significant and important to our campaign.
“And that at that time I said that it is statistically impossible for Muhammadu Buhari to defeat Atiku. They have gone somewhere to cut off the Atiku and do the kinds of things they do. The APC must ask itself: ‘why is its message not resonating anymore with the people?”