Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has accused the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party and its Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of playing on Nigerians’ “seeming forgetfulness and insulting our collective intelligence”.
Tinubu in a statement by the Director, Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council PCC, Mr Bayo Onanuga said having consistently shown lack of capacity for introspection, PDP leaders have been going about the country slandering the APC-led government of President Muhammadu Buhari, “believing that as Nigerians we have forgotten their atrocious era and that we are unappreciative ignoramuses”.
He said; “Notably Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the party that once contemplated changing its brand name because of its atrocious record, has been emboldened by our assumed forgetfulness as a nation, mounting podiums and trying to deodorise and beautify the party’s ugly era.
“Alhaji Atiku blamed the APC for the emergence of Boko Haram, forgetting that the insurgents emerged in 2009 under his party’s watch. He blamed Buhari over the economic challenges, forgetting that he opportunistically joined the coalition that toppled the clueless PDP government of President Jonathan, when the economy was nose diving.
“Atiku has now been joined by Abubakar Saraki, the failed Senate President and saboteur-in-chief of the Buhari agenda, who in his latest comment in Ilorin, urged Nigerians to ‘go back to the PDP at both the State and the national levels’. In the famous words of Dino Melaye, we say ‘PDP: God forbid’.
“Pushing his party’s propaganda to insane level, Saraki said: ‘From my trip round the country, I discovered that Nigerians are tired of the ruling APC government because they are overwhelmed with hardships’.