Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has been urged by the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council to make an official apology to Nigerians for the Special Purpose saga rather than making futile attempts to cover up the terrible controversy.
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate is accused of violating the Code of Conduct for Public Officers, and the APC PCC called on the anti-graft agencies to arrest and prosecute him. The APC PCC even threatened to take the agencies to court to force them to take action.
As a response to the APC, Atiku and the PDP have asked the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to bring charges against Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for alleged money laundering and drug violations.
Expressing his displeasure with the twist in the allegations and counter allegations, the APC PCC said Atiku was using the spurious tale tale old drug accusation against Tinubu to defray a damaging allegation.
The statement signed by Bayo Onanuga Director, Media & Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council said Atiku had no moral ground to seek public office after the SPV scandal.
“It is obvious that the Peoples Democratic Party and its Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar are yet to recover from the bombshell released last week by the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, which questioned the morality of the candidate to remain in the race, following his own damaging self-confession.
“At the press conference we called on the security agencies to arrest, investigate and prosecute Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President for running Special Purpose Vehicles used to loot the treasury of the country, in what is now known as Atikugate.
“Since the scandal broke out, along with legal action to compel anti-graft agencies to perform their role, Atiku and his party, PDP have laboured in vain to deflect and cover-up with their series of ad hominem arguments.
“Instead of Atiku to apologise to Nigerians for abusing his office and position of trust in the past, Atiku’s spokesmen continue to dig deeper in the hole they already found themselves by raising many false allegations against our candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“The latest chapter in Atiku and PDP’s comedy, is the rehash of old tales and fables that have no basis in facts and reality against our candidate”.
The PCC maintained that to he former Vice Presidentack.the character to present himself to seek public office.
“Our stand remains that Atiku Abubakar lacks the character to be the president of Nigeria.
“He is unfit to lead our country because he can be an easy target for compromises that will be against national interest.
“Atiku in deeds and words has shown that he cannot be trusted to manage the resources of Nigeria.
“And we believe that the characters who still parade themselves as his spokespersons have lost their minds. This is why they think Nigerians can be swayed by all their deliberate falsehoods and the lies they manufacture everyday against Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to deceive the public, when they should all be remorseful for the legendary corruption of their boss”.