The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Organisation, PPCO, has lashed out at the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu for what it described as “derogatory remarks against the person, integrity and proven competence” of their Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Tinubu, while accepting to head President Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential campaign had asked Nigerians not to pay any attention to Atiku as “We cannot afford a President whose ways and mind is a maze of contradicting urges and colliding desires”.
According to Tinubu, Atiku’s thirst cannot be quenched and he had a hand that cannot be restrained from taking whatever is on the table.
However, reacting, PPCO in a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan said: “The attention of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) has been drawn to derogatory remarks against the person, integrity and proven competence of our Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, by the Co-Chairman of APC Presidential Campaign Council, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“We wants Tinubu, as the Asiwaju of Yoruba land, to know that he has the responsibility of tutoring the younger generation on the culture of the Yorubas, which holds that when a child is given the errand of a slave, he delivers it like a freeborn.
“At Tinubu’s stature, he ought to be found in the class of respected senior citizens who are decorous, speak statesmanly and not resorting to the gutters whenever he speaks in public.
“In politics, family ties and bonds as well as relationships are greater and stronger than political interests and it is the expectation of our campaign organization that Tinubu should understand this.
“Our candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is a focused Nigerian who has contributed immensely to the economic and political development of our nation.
“He has also displayed huge stability in character through the bridges of human and economic relationships he has built across our nation.
“At this critical time, when majority of Nigerians expect true democrats, which Tinubu has always claimed allegiance, to come together and rescue our nation from the absurdity of a governance that the APC and the
Buhari Presidency represent, it is unfortunate that Asiwaju chose being tied to the aprons of anti-democratic interests.
“It is therefore strange, if not ridiculous, that the Asiwaju of Yorubaland can be dancing around an anti-people government at this time.
“Our advice to Tinubu is that he should be watchful ahead of his 2023 wishful presidency interests because those he is dining with today, has demonstrated in time past, that they can always use and dump him.
“Tinubu should know that among the ranks of presidential candidates, Atiku Abubakar stands out as that candidate Nigerians trust and belief in as their next President, come May 29, 2019.
“It is also imperative to know that the fairy tales of integrity which he weaved around President Buhari in 2015 have waned and become obsolete.
“Nigerians have moved beyond APC and President Buhari!”