The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation mocked the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu over his failed attempt to allegedly procure reputable South West leaders to support his political ambition.
Atiku’s campaign spokesperson, ex-PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement, on monday said the APC Presidential Candidate resorted to playing ethnic card at a session he organized at Pa Reuben Fasoranti’s house in Akure, Ondo State, to divert attention from his numerous anti-people issues.
The statement reads in part “our electoral process is badly scandalized by report in the public space that the APC have been making huge financial overtures to some leaders to create factions in certain credible Pan-South West organizations and use such procured factions to pronounce support for the APC Presidential Candidate.
The very thought by the APC Presidential Campaign to compromise the leaders of the South West is to say the least, reprehensible, atrocious, sacrilegious and show the extent of disrespect, irreverence and disdain the APC has for such revered leaders.
Asiwaju Tinubu needs to know that he cannot buy the South West or any other part of the country the way he procured the APC Presidential ticket; a ticket that has been compared to the Zimbabwean dollar.
The handlers of the APC Presidential Candidate should know that the South West, like other sections of the country, are holding Tinubu directly responsible for the woes the nation have been passing through in the last seven and half years of the APC administration; an administration he confessed to have helped install.
Therefore, Tinubu cannot be trusted by the South West or any part of the country for that matter as his persistent self-centered assertions and barefaced entitlement messaging demonstrate that his presidential ambition is driven by the pursuit of personal interest and not to serve the people.
It is clear that majority of the people of the South West have rejected the APC Presidential candidate and cannot fall to APC’s trickeries. This shows why the APC lost woefully in the July 16 Osun state governorship election to the PDP; a state considered to be Asiwaju’s ancestry home.
The people of the South West are knowledgeable; they are egalitarian; they know what is in their best interest and Asiwaju Tinubu’s life ambition does not represent that.