The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, of his lack of political depth or ability to engage in any productive discourse.
PDP’s national publicity secretary, Debo Ologunagba, in a statement signed and made available to Nigerian Tribune on Wednesday in Abuja, said the resounding presentation of the PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar at the flag-off of its presidential campaign in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, on Monday, October 10, 2022, has left the APC presidential candidate disoriented “to the extent that he can no longer articulate or engage in any productive and focused political discourse.”
“Nigerians were again appalled and sickened by the lack of depth being exhibited by the embattled Presidential Candidate of the tottering All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as reflected in his recent utterances against other political parties. While Asiwaju Tinubu has proven to Nigerians that he is incapable of serious presidential discourse, it is nevertheless disgraceful that the APC presidential candidate, who is facing multiple legitimacy and disqualification issues, is displaying such vacuity in the public domain.
“For emphasis, the PDP is a serious political party campaigning on issues and we have refrained from commenting on the many personal, health, academic, ancestry and corruption issues challenging the APC presidential candidate. Apparently, dazed by the resounding presentation of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar at the hugely successful flag-off of our Presidential Campaign in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, on Monday, October 10, 2022, Asiwaju Tinubu has become disoriented to the extent that he can no longer articulate or engage in any productive and focused political discourse.
“If there is any party that can be described as a “termite party” of course it will not be the PDP which is fully “Articulated” and soaring with its campaign but the doomed APC that is crawling, having become legally crippled and no longer a legitimate and valid vehicle to field candidates in the 2023 general elections. This explains why the APC cannot constitute a Presidential Campaign Council, let alone flag off its campaign. Though the APC Presidential candidate has demeaned himself before Nigerians, the PDP as a decorous party will still refrain from commenting on the issues of his personal health and alleged unwholesome addictions for which he has become a butt of a public joke.
“Since he procured the APC ticket, the APC presidential candidate has not made any meaningful comment or contribution to serious national issues, instead he has been engaging in illogical, incoherent and fatuous utterances. Our party cautions Asiwaju Tinubu to advise himself, guard his utterances, face his many legitimacy and disqualification issues and stop making himself an object of public ridicule. What is expected of Asiwaju is to apologize to the nation for the woes and suffering brought upon Nigerians by the misrule of the APC which he helped to install and for which Nigerians hold him personally responsible.
“The APC presidential candidate should come to terms with the fact that Nigerians have moved on with the PDP and Atiku Abubakar as their next President given Atiku Abubakar’s established focus, integrity, experience, capacity and readiness to lead the mission to Rescue and Rebuild Nigeria from the monumental failures and misery that the APC represents,” the statement concluded.
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