The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has insulted Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for securing the presidential ticket of the ailing, decrepit, and crippled All Progressives Congress at a very high price (APC).
According to the opposition party, the APC has since served its function as “a false contraption that brought in President Muhammadu Buhari’s inept, corrupt, and rudderless administration.”
This was said in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba.
“Our Party also sympathizes with Asiwaju for embarking on a voyage to nowhere, as he is no match for the PDP’s more popular, capable, and well-prepared Presidential Candidate, His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, the unifier and people’s choice, who defeated President Buhari,” he stated.
He said, “Our Party also 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.
“Asiwaju will also soon realize that Nigerians hold him responsible for his self-confessed role in installing the failed Buhari-led administration that subjugated the people, brought excruciating economic hardship, acute poverty, bloodletting, terrorism, mass killings, promoted disunity, tribalism and nepotism, lawlessness, massive treasury looting and unpardonable life-discounting experiences to our country.“
It is disgusting, according to Ologunagba, that Asiwaju, after being given an APC flag that refused to unfurl in acknowledgement of the party’s bleak times, showed no remorse for the injuries he engineered and caused our country in the last seven years.
His failure to express empathy for victims of violence, kidnapping, mass killings, and acts of terrorism, particularly the recent gruesome attack on a sacred place of worship, St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, serves as a foretaste of the big cover-up and harrowing experience that Nigerians will face, God forbid, if Asiwaju is elected President in 2023.
The PDP statement further read, “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.
“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 the 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 brain.
“What Nigerians needs now is a unifier in the face of the pain and discomfort inflicted on them by Bola Ahmed Tinubu, his live band of APC looters and mean human beings. He needs to know that Nigeria is not Lagos.”
The PDP charged Nigerians to continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, whom the party described as their choice President in this mission to Rescue, Redirect and Rebuild our nation from the misrule of Asiwaju and his APC.