Do Not Involve Atiku In Your Plot To Blackmail Buhari – PDP Blasts Tinubu

Atiku and Tinubu

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu not to involve their presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in his alleged attempt to blackmail President Muhammadu Buhari.

VANTAGE NEWS reports that  the spokesman for the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Kola Ologbondiyan, asked Tinubu not to drag Atiku into his alleged feud with Buhari.

Recall that Tinubu openly condemned the President’s monetary policy on redesigned Naira notes and his handling of the fuel scarcity rocking the nation, alleging that he was being targeted fee weeks to the election.

Tinubu had on Wednesday during the APC presidential campaign in Abeokuta, Ogun State, claimed that there were plans to sabotage the 2023 elections and his success in the forthcoming polls, citing the lingering fuel crisis and naira redesign by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as part of the plot to scuttle the poll and his expected victory.

Reacting, Ologbondiyan, said Tinubu was using the problems as an excuse for his imminent defeat in the forthcoming election.

However,  Tinubu, through the Director of Media and Publicity, Bayo Onanuga, said his principal was only drawing Buhari’s attention to saboteurs possibly working in with the PDP to sabotage the forthcoming election and thwart the chances of the ruling party.

Ologbondiyan, while reacting to Onanuga’s latest comments, described as pathetic Tinubu’s attempt to turn around to blame the PDP for his woes less than 24 hours after he stood on the public stage at his presidential campaign rally to accuse the Buhari administration of sabotage.

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He said, “It is important to remind Asiwaju Tinubu that in accusing the “powers that be” of creating fuel scarcity and hoarding the naira to truncate the election, he knew that President Buhari is the Minister of Petroleum Resources and that all agencies of government in charge of prospecting and distribution of petroleum resources are under his (Buhari) office.

“Asiwaju also knew that President Buhari approved the redesigning of the naira and that issues of distribution of the naira notes are vested on the APC-controlled Federal Government and not on the PDP.

“It is therefore clear that Asiwaju’s verbal assaults against President Buhari is the official position of his confused, disoriented and disorganized Campaign Organization.

“It is noteworthy that having come to the conclusion, by himself, that he does not enjoy the support of President Buhari, having realized that his campaign is now falling apart with its leaders leaving in droves given his manifest rejection by Nigerians, Asiwaju Tinubu now seeks to blackmail the President and incite his followers to violence, with the view of truncating the electoral process and blaming it on President Buhari.

“This further explains why Asiwaju Tinubu had set up the dangerous militia group, code-named the Jagaban Army, which is reportedly being trained and equipped to unleash violence on Nigerians and truncate the electoral process, having realized that there is no way he can win in a free, fair and credible election.

“Asiwaju Tinubu had always sought to exonerate himself and blame only President Buhari for the failure of the APC administration in spite of the fact that he (Tinubu) is behind the corruption ridden policies of the APC government that have brought untold hardships on Nigerians in the last seven and half years.

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“His verbal somersaults within a space of less than 24 hours presents him as a person that must not be entrusted with power.

“What has he done to encourage or alleviate the sufferings of Nigerians as kerosene which was being sold at N150 in 2015, is now selling for over N1000.

“What advice has Asiwaju Tinubu given to the Federal Government to save the situation as a bag of rice which sold for N8000 in 2015 went up to N46,000 under his APC?”


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