Atiku responds to Tinubu’s verbal attack

Abubakar Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party has had his campaign respond to a broadside by the ruling party’s standard bearer Bola Tinubu.

Tinubu had remarked that Atiku fought his principal – President Olusegun Obasanjo -while he was vice president, in apparent put down of the PDP candidate. He also made an innuendo about Delta State funds being deployed to bankroll a  presidential candidate who loves to be in Dubai.

In his statement for the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Management Committee, Dino Melaye said Tinubu is rather the disloyal person he is portraying Atiku to be.

“In a fit of temporary coherence, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress, in Delta State, as usual departed from issues and devoted his limited attention to His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, who must be giving him nightmares on the 2023 presidential election.

Melaye explained that Atiku’s disagreement with Obasanjo was in defence of the Rule of law

“A man who is running from the law on many fronts cannot see merit in defending the rule of law,” he said.

“It is to Atiku’s eternal credit that he stood firm in pursuit of his conviction that the loyalty of public officers is to the constitution and not to individuals,” Melaye stated in contrastion to Tinubu.

“This position will definitely be at variance with the disposition of a man of tyrannical antecedents like Tinubu, who in exhibition of undemocratic tendencies fought his female Deputy Governor, Mrs Kofo Akereke-Bucknor, until she was removed from office. The treatment he gave to Mr Femi Pedro was not any better. Why then did he focus on the jot in someone’s eyes while overlooking the log on his own?”

He added that for removing his then deputy governor, Tinubu betrayed the Afenifere who nominated Akerele-Bucknor for the office.

“This conduct is proof that Tinubu cannot be trusted with power,” Melaye said.





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