Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) standard-bearer in last month’s presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, has said “Nigeria under a Bola Tinubu presidency will be reminiscent of Germany under Adolf Hitler, where Jews were targeted and rights to vote and speak were suppressed.”
His Special Assistant on Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu, in a statement, yesterday, claimed that the governorship election in Lagos was just a tip of what to expect under a Tinubu administration.
The statement reads: “What the world witnessed in Lagos at the March 18 governorship election was nothing short of Nazism. It was the tactic employed by Adolf Hitler in the 1930s. At that time, they engaged in profiling and used the Jews as their punching bag. Today, Tinubu has launched an assault on Igbo and all non-Yoruba speakers in Lagos.
“He has adopted fascism with disdain for liberal democracy. With what happened in Lagos, Tinubu has elevated dictatorship, scientific racism and Yoruba tribal supremacy and wants to take it to the federal level.”
He took a swipe at the President-elect’s campaign spokesmen Bayo Onanuga and Femi Fani-Kayode, for allegedly “encouraging intimidation of Igbo people in Lagos.”
The former Vice President’s media aide said, “their statements were a reflection of their principal who, two days after the elections, had failed to condemn the violence.”
Shaibu submitted that the 1999 Constitution (as amended) permits anyone in every part of the country to vote and be voted for regardless of religion, gender and tribe.