The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO), has described as baseless and false, the claim by national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu that the PDP and Presidency offered him (Tinubu) the position of vice president in an Interim National Government (ING) if he would dump his party’s presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
A statement by the Tinubu Media Office issued Thursday had said, “From what can be gathered through informed sources, the PDP and Jonathan Presidency had recently tried to fracture the APC by offering Tinubu the position of vice President in an interim government if he would agree to Part Company with the popular Buhari. Once Tinubu rebuffed the offer to participate in the interim scheme, the presidency decided to change tactics. It would no longer try to entice Tinubu with sugar but would now move to silence and if necessary neutralize him”.
But in a swift response, the Director of Media and Publicity of the PDPPCO, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, said “These allegations are baseless and false. These people have become prisoners of their own delusions and they have become victims of their horrific and terrifying hallucinations.
“We are not in the least bit interested in the formation of an interim government and we are even less interested in participating in any contraption in which Bola Tinubu would play any role”.
Responding to another claim by the Tinubu Media Office that some suspects arrested in connection with the murder of Chief Funso Williams were being coached to implicate the APC national leader, Fani-Kayode said: “Those that killed Funso Williams know who they are and it is very clear that his spirit is now tormenting his murderers. Let them be fully aware of this: whoever it was that killed Funso William will suffer the judgment of God both in this life and in the life hereafter. God would see to that”.
Fani-Kayode continued: “It is not true that anyone is trying to frame Tinubu for murder and it is not true that anyone from our government approached him to be the Vice President of anything. It is clear that he has an overinflated opinion of himself and he is suffering from the most extreme form and manifestation of paranoia.
“The man is hiding from his own shadow and the fear of his party losing at the polls later this month is giving him sleepless nights. Whether he, Buhari and their APC like it or not, they will be devastated at the polls and they would suffer a crushing and irreparable defeat”.