The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February election, Atiku Abubakar has been urged retire from politics following his loss at the Supreme Court.
The call was made by Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA).
HURIWA urged Atiku to allow youngsters like his counterpart in the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi and others to wrestle power from the ruling party.
The advocacy group disclosed this in a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko.
Onwubiko advised Atiku to shun politics and become a statesman and campaign for proper electoral reforms.
Speaking further, the group urged the opposition to advocate that the powers of appointment of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman and electoral officers be removed from the president.
He said, “We advise Atiku Abubakar to quit politics and become a statesman and allow youngsters like Peter Obi and few other good people to refocus and re-energise opposition party to wrestle power if the laws are made to remove the powers of appointment of INEC Chairman and electoral officials by the President.
“HURIWA expects Atiku Abubakar to be a statesman and campaign for proper electoral reforms so political cases are decided before any levels of government are sworn in after the election”.