Atiku Taunts Tinubu Over Buhari’s Adamawa Snub – Lifestyle Nigeria
The Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organization has mocked Asiwaju Bola Tinubu over what it termed as the snub of the APC presidential candidate by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Yola, Adamawa State rally of the party.
. had reported how President Buhari did not endorse Tinubu with his full chest at the Adamawa rally.
Reacting to the development, the PDP said it was clear that Buhari sought to avoid identifying with Tinubu when he pulled back from giving a passionate endorsement of his party’s presidential candidate.
Reacting to the development, Atiku Campaign spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement issued in Abuja, on Monday said:
“The public watched as a visibly embarrassed Asiwaju Tinubu had to put up with President Buhari merely raising his hand without speaking on his (Tinubu’s) personality despite the pressure being mounted on him (Buhari).
“It is clear that President Buhari attended the APC Presidential rally, after much prodding, only to satisfy partisan exigencies and not to campaign for Asiwaju Tinubu, who is badgered by allegations for which most well-meaning Nigerians have distanced themselves from his Presidential bid.
“Our Campaign is therefore not surprised that President Buhari avoided the booby trap of smearing his image by refusing to campaign for Asiwaju Tinubu at the rally,” the Atiku spokesman said of the development at the Adamawa rally.
“It was indeed a pitiable sight to behold as Asiwaju Tinubu watched Mr. President’s mouth, expecting him to campaign for him and speak words of commendation on his personality, which to his embarrassment, never came.
“Even when President Buhari, who was about to leave the campaign stage, was reminded by the APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, to address the gathering in Hausa language, Mr. President merely described him (Tinubu) as being nominated by the Party and failed to campaign for him.
“Nigerians can recall that our campaign had earlier cautioned Asiwaju Tinubu that dragging President Buhari into his campaign cannot help him given that his image had gone beyond redemption.
“The APC Presidential Candidate should face his political woes and not attempt to transfer the burden and smear of his alleged narcotic-related offence and countless allegations of corruption and sundry misdemeanors on the President.“
He further said, “Asiwaju Tinubu should stop wasting his time. He should yield to the consensus by Nigerians to vote in a more acceptable, capable and experienced Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar to rescue, rebuild and redirect our nation at this critical time,” the Atiku spokesman said following the perceived snub of Tinubu by Buhari at the Adamawa rally.
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