The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in a press statement signed by Kola Ologbodiyan, the spokesperson of the Atiku/Okowa campaign Organization has berated the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his comments at the party’s campaign rally in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Tinubu in his campaign speech had stated that there are deliberate attempts by some unnamed persons to scuffle his ambitions of winning the Presidential elections scheduled for February 25th.
He said despite the fuel scarcity and change in currency which he noted to be deliberate, he was sure of winning the elections.
However, in response to his comments, the PDP, urged Tinubu to stop shedding crocodile tears and desist from cheap blackmail against Buhari.
The full text of the press statement:
Fuel Scarcity, New Naira Notes: Stop Shedding Crocodile Tears, Atiku/Okowa Campaign Mocks Tinubu
…Says Blackmailing Buhari Will Not Save Asiwaju From Defeat
The Atiku/Okowa Campaign Organization berates the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for trying to blackmail President Muhammadu Buhari and blame the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government over his looming devastating rejection by Nigerians.
Our campaign finds it pathetic that Asiwaju Tinubu is seeking a face-saving measure ahead of his shattering electoral defeat by shedding crocodile tears and claiming that the redesigning of the naira notes and the fuel crisis under the APC administration, which he has reportedly been corruptly benefitting, were plots to scuttle the 2023 general elections
It is unfortunate that Asiwaju Tinubu is trying to hoodwink Nigerians by seeking to exonerate himself and blame others in the Buhari led-APC administration from the biting fuel scarcity in the country, when in reality he (Asiwaju Tinubu) is known to be behind the insensitive and anti-people policies that have brought so much calamity to our country including the current persistent fuel scarcity.
It indeed speaks volumes of Asiwaju Tinubu’s character, that while he is reported to be hugely involved in the corruption in the petroleum sector, which had led to the fuel crisis, he is pretending to care for the pains Nigerians are passing through just because it was beginning to affect his political life ambition.
Furthermore, it is clear that Asiwaju Tinubu is lamenting over the redesigning of the naira just because the policy has frustrated his boastful plots to use slush fund, which he reportedly stashed away in secret vaults, for vote buying and manipulative schemes including alleged funding of thugs to compromise the integrity of the 2023 Presidential election through the setting up of the Jagaban Army
Of course, only politicians who have always won elections by relying on bullion vans have become troubled over the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) monetary policy to redesign the naira.
More reprehensible is the fact that few months to the end of the Buhari government, Asiwaju Tinubu is now struggling to distance himself from an administration which he told the world that he brought into office just because he wants to beguile Nigerians and take their votes.
How can Asiwaju Tinubu accuse an administration he had been a part of since 2015 of trying to sabotage the 2023 elections except he is making revelations to Nigerians about their plans?
It is imperative to state that Nigerians, who are prepared to trek distances to cast their votes are the patriots who have been at the butt of pains which the government Asiwaju Tinubu installed has foisted on them.
Asiwaju Tinubu ought to know that Nigerians can see through his antics and beguilements and that his diversionary theatrics on fuel and new naira notes cannot sway Nigerians at this moment.
In any case, from the songs of lamentation of Asiwaju Tinubu, it is clear that his Presidential life ambition has collapsed.
Our campaign therefore counsels him to withdraw from the race before the Waterloo of his loud defeat by Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Atiku/Okowa Campaign Organization