The ruling All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council on Sunday night said the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar are confused. The party’s campaign council said this is the reason both are running from pillar to post. The PCC said PDP and its candidate embarked on campaign of calumny against Bola Tinubu having realized that the 2023 contest is a straight wining for Tinubu.
The statement of the APC campaign team was a response to the allegation raised by Atiku’s Special Assistant on Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu.
Shaibu had accused the presidential candidate of the APC, Bola Tinubu, of having ‘many things’ to hide by evading debates, non-partisan town hall meetings and live interviews.
He went further to claim Tinubu built his entire life and persona on falsehood hence his decision to continue to run all over the place
Reacting, APC, however, hit back in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the Director of Media and Publicity for Tinubu-Shettima Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga.
Onanuga stated that PDP has just woken up to the reality that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s sure victory in the presidential election of 25 February, 2023 is inevitable hence this desperate resort to character assassination and innuendoes.
“Our attention has been drawn to a statement by one Phrank Shaibu, an Atiku Abubakar special media assistant, whose specialty appears to be muckraking,” the statement read
“In another puerile move, Shuaibu challenged our candidate to give his full name and went on a journey of fantasy about his early education and parentage, matters already thrown into the dustbin decades ago.
“We were not surprised that the desperate Atikucamp, faced with mounting setbacks in its campaign, will engage in another round of mudslinging after it failed to make any capital over its amplified allegation of drug dealing against our candidate.
“This latest allegation, we must say is another attempt at shadow boxing. Having failed to pull the wool over the eyes of Nigerians on its 16 years of infamous, criminal sabotage of our fatherland, in which Atiku as the overseer of the privatisation of our national assets programme and shortchanged our people.
“The PDP has just woken up to the reality that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s sure victory in the presidential election of 25 February, 2023 is inevitable hence this desperate resort to character assassination and innuendoes.”
Onanuga further said that if the opposition PDPis willing to delve into its records, it would realise that the same campaign of calumny was its stock in trade at the Lagos governorship poll in 2003.
Onanuga explained that the Lagos electorates collectively punished the PDP by voting against the party at polling booths.