Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) yesterday took the Co-Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to the cleaner over comments on its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Lambasting Tinubu over his alleged derogatory remarks against the person of Atiku, PPCO, in a statement by its Director, Media and Publicity, Kola Ologbondiyan said that it “wants, Tinubu, as the Asuwaju 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 immensly to the economic and political development of our nation.”
The party further pointed out the role, Atiku has played and still playing across the country to build relationship across the country.
PPCO said: “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!”