Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress’s presidential candidate, has chastised the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and Atiku Abubakar, warning them that defeat is an impending reality that would materialize in six weeks.
According to him, the PDP candidate lacks any specific information to provide Nigerians, so in order to occupy media space, he makes reckless assertions.
The APC has been blamed by the PDP for orchestrating the security alibi, which was used as an excuse to call off the election and impose an unconstitutional conundrum on the nation.
Bayo Onanuga , Director, Media and Publicity , APC Presidential Campaign Council in a statement said the PDP is confused and disoriented because of the impending defeat of it candidate and has refused to hear the assurance of INEC and the federal government that the election will be held and not be compromised in any way.
Onanuga said the once towering party has become an embarrassment.
The statement reads: “For lack of nothing tangible to tell Nigerians six weeks to a general election as its candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar disappeared from the campaign trail, PDP has resorted to making irresponsible statements just to fill media space.
“The latest is the false information that the Federal Government and INEC plan to postpone the general elections.
“Nigerians are advised to ignore this senseless conjecture from PDP as there is no iota of truth in the allegation.
“The electoral umpire has made it abundantly clear of its readiness to conduct the elections and these elections will hold as scheduled in February and March this year.
“President Muhammadu Buhari who has given this country the most credible elections both regular and off season since 2015 has consistently assured Nigerians, even up to two days ago that 2023 elections will hold.
“Similarly the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has reiterated President Buhari’s position that the Federal Government has no intention to postpone elections.
“Knowing that it has no path to victory and no real agenda for development to sell to Nigerians by its absentee presidential candidate, PDP has nothing profitable again to engage in other than raising false alarms, manufacturing outright lies and disseminating innuendos to deceive the public.
“PDP should know that Nigerians have rejected it and no amount of falsehood can redeem a political party that wrecked our economy, under its watch, created massive insecurity and looted money meant for development…
“As a party and presidential campaign council, we are focused on the message of renewed hope of our candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima.