The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has said that it prefers not to respond to the provocations of the Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign, Femi Fani-Kayode, but rather engage him on issues that have the potential of bringing benefit to the greatest number of Nigerians.
A press statement signed by Director of Media and Publicity of the APCPCO, Mallam Garba Shehu, yesterday said it was laughable that the PDP would still keep hammering on the issue of the APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari’s educational qualifications, even after the matter has been exhaustively laid to rest.
“It is not our desire in the APC presidential campaign organisation to join an individual who has a record of talking to please the moment on any petty issue. At some point in the recent past, it was convenient for Fani-Kayode to say this of the APC and its leaders: ‘What Nigerians need now is to join hands with the APC leaders, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari and Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu to move the nation forward’. Today, a Fani-Kayode sees no desecration in recanting that same position, just to satisfy his convenience.
“The APC and its candidate are in this presidential campaign to discuss issues that will improve the standard of living of Nigerians and ensure that the people of this country are properly secured. Whenever the PDP and its presidential campaign spokesman feel ready to join us on this noble path, we will not be willing to join them on petty issues”, Shehu said.
The APC presidential campaign spokesperson noted that these distractions are being promoted in order to provide a blanket cover over the shortcomings of the Jonathan administration in the areas of security, employment, war against corruption and infrastructure.
“Nigerians need no telling that all these distractions and provocations by Jonathan, the PDP and their cohorts are aimed at ensuring that they escape scrutiny over their score card marked by insecurity, unemployment and rampant corruption”, Shehu said.