The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, as someone dazed by the resounding presentation of the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at the inauguration of the Presidential Campaign in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
It alleged that Tinubu had become disoriented to the extent that he can no longer articulate or engage in any productive and focused political discourse.
The PDP made the declaration on Wednesday, via a statement by the spokesperson of the party, Debo Ologunagba.
The statement partly read, ‘While Asiwaju Tinubu has proven to Nigerians that he is incapable of serious presidential discourse, it is nevertheless disgraceful that the APC presidential candidate, who is facing multiple legitimacy and disqualification issues, is displaying such vacuity in the public domain.
‘Apparently dazed by the resounding presentation of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at the hugely successful flag-off of our Presidential Campaign in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, on Monday, October 10, 2022, Asiwaju Tinubu has become disoriented to the extent that he can no longer articulate or engage in any productive and focused political discourse.
‘If there is any party that can be described as a ‘termite party’ of course it will not be the PDP which is fully ‘articulated’ and soaring with its campaign but the doomed APC that is crawling, having become legally crippled and no longer a legitimate and valid vehicle to field candidates in the 2023 general elections.’
He chided the APC for not been able to constitute a presidential campaign council, let alone inaugurate its campaign.
The spokesman added, ‘Since he procured the APC ticket, the APC presidential candidate has not made any meaningful comment or contribution to serious national issues, instead he has been engaging in illogical, incoherent and fatuous utterances.
‘Our party cautions Asiwaju Tinubu to advise himself, guard his utterances, face his many legitimacy and disqualification issues, and stop making himself an object of public ridicule.’
Meanwhile, the Senator representing Enugu East senatorial district, Chimaroke Nnamani who is a former governor of Enugu State has decried the decision of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to ignore five of its governors as it commenced presidential campaigns for next year’s elections.
Africa Daily News, New York had earlier reported that the presidential campaign of the PDP which was earlier in the week flagged off in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, however, five of its governors – Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Seyi Makinde (Oyo) and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) had snubbed the event.
Their decision may not be unconnected to the continued stay of Iyorchia Ayu as the party’s national chairman despite his promise to vacate the position if a northerner emerged as the party’s presidential candidate.