Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, says the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has become frustrated by his inability to stop the cashless policy and currency redesign of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) that will curb vote buying and enhance the credibility of next month’s election.
Atiku spoke through his Special Assistant, Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu, on Wednesday following Tinubu’s open reprimands of those behind naira redesign and fuel scarcity.
“Well, the Holy Bible says in Proverbs 28: 1 that “the wicked run when no one is chasing them, but an honest person is as brave as a lion”.
“Even though the CBN policy affects all 18 political parties, Tinubu is the only one frustrated because his plan to deploy bullion vans and bribe poor voters and security agents on the day of election has failed woefully.”
He recalled that on the eve of the 2019 Presidential election, two cash laden bullion vans were pictured entering Tinubu’s premises located on 26 Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi.
“Several petitions were written to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) but nothing was done,” he noted.
The PDP Presidential Candidate also said that “Tinubu, frustrated by President Muhammadu Buhari’s unwillingness to attend some of his insipid rallies, launched an attack against the President who doubles as the Minister of Petroleum.”
According to Atiku, “it is funny that Tinubu is just commenting over the fuel scarcity which started in different parts of the country as far back as February 2022. In Lagos, where Tinubu claims to be the landlord, the state has been witnessing fuel queues since last November. It is therefore dubious of Tinubu to try to extricate himself from the failures of his party because elections are 30 days away.”
The former vice president said “Tinubu urgently needs to be on medication since he has forgotten that his party is currently in office.
“How can the APC defeat the APC?”
Atiku also faulted Tinubu’s promise to reduce fuel price to N200.
“Besides, the so-called Lagos godfather, who says he will remove petrol subsidy on his first day in office if he wins, told the people of Ogun State that he will push the price of petrol below N200 per litre. It is obvious that he has not even read his own manifesto.”
“Tinubu’s paranoia is clearly getting the best of him. He has gone from attacking the leader of his own party to Igbos and northerners all because he believes they are not supporting his failed Presidential ambition.
“For a man who claimed to have single handedly made Buhari President, it is funny that he is now running from pillar to post all in a bid to save what is left of his failed campaign.”