Damilola Aina, Abuja
Daily Courier – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a renewed tug of words has mocked the newly elected presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, saying he is no match for its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
In a statement signed by spokesperson, Debo Ologunagba, the PDP said Tinubu had clinched the ticket “at a very great price.”
The statement read, “Our Party sympathizes with Asiwaju for embarking on a journey to nowhere as he is no match for PDP’s more popular, more competent and more prepared Presidential Candidate, His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar the unifier and the people’s choice, who defeated President Buhari fair and square in the 2019 Presidential election.”
“Asiwaju will soon realize that Nigeria is not one of his acquired estates or fiefdoms and that the Nigerian people are not his political string-puppets and retinue of lackies, from whom he bought the APC Presidential ticket.”
The party in the strong-worded letter also described the APC as “a fraudulent contraption that brought in the failed, corrupt and rudderless administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.”
Dissecting Tinubu’s speech, PDP said that the speech exposed his lack of capacity and presence of mind.
“His acceptance speech further exposed his manifest lack of capacity, presence of mind, resourcefulness and selflessness to manage the affairs of a nation as complex as Nigeria,” the party said.
PDP also stated why Tinubu shouldn’t be entrusted with the position of the president, adding, “from Asiwaju’s egotistic outbursts before and after the APC manipulative National Convention, it is crystal clear that his life-long dream of clinching the APC Presidential ticket is not for the wellbeing of Nigerians but out of desperation to lay hands on the keys to the nation’s treasury.
“Asiwaju has insulted the sensibilities of Nigerians enough and this APC National Convention will be his final political outing. This is because Nigerians have had enough and are now, more than ever before, ready and out on the platform of the PDP to defend our nation and reject Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu in 2023 Presidential election.
“The Nigerian politics is far more complex and beyond the Lagos politics where Asiwaju operates with brawl and deployment of violence rather than the brain.”