The Peoples Democratic Party,PDP has challenged a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu was coerced into leading Buhari’s reelection campaign because agents of the president ‘threatened to expose and prosecute him for corruption allegations and not because he believes Buhari’s re-election.’
The PDP said this in statement on Thursday. According to the opposition party, Tinubu must also explain his role in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government cabal through which the nation’s economy was crippled.
We challenge the Co-Chairman of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to explain his role in the Buhari Presidency cabal, through which President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration crippled our nation’s economy.
We also dare Tinubu to respond to allegations that he succumbed to leading the Buhari ill-fated re-election bid following purported threats by agents of the Buhari Presidency to expose and prosecute him for corruption allegations and not because he believes Buhari’s re-election.
According to the former ruling party, rather join other Nigerians to savage the country from the “incompetent, corrupt, divisive and anti-people regime” of Buhari, Tinubu is busy “ chasing personal interests and self-preservation.”
It is very unfortunate that at the time Nigerians, across the board, are jettisoning their personal interests and joining in the quest to rescue our nation from Buhari’s incompetent, corrupt, divisive and anti-people regime, Asiwaju is chasing personal interests and self-preservation.
Nigerians can recall how Asiwaju in Jan. 2018, at the 15th Annual Daily Trust Dialogue rejected the Buhari administration’s nepotism, corrupt oil subsidy regime and urged Nigerians to be guided by their conscience in electing leaders in the 2019 elections.
Asiwaju had also rightly posited that, under President Buhari, “rather than becoming a joyous nation, Nigeria has become a cruel playground where the fears and concerns of the average person get exploited but their interests never get promoted.
PDP also warned the former Lagos state governor to be careful not to completely lose the little respect that Nigerians still have for him, because of Buhari’s ‘ill-fated Buhari Presidency.’
While we understand the frustration being faced by Asiwaju in this unfortunate task of marketing a rejected product, we caution him to be careful not to allow the ill-fated Buhari Presidency to destroy whatever is left of the respect he has earned among Nigerians.