Mr Bayo Onanuga, Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Information and Strategy, has called on the PDP and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, to stop their campaigns of calumny and blackmail against the judiciary.
Onanuga made the call in a statement on Monday in Abuja while reacting to Atiku’s recent allegations against the country’s judiciary .
“In separate statements, the PDP and the spokesman of Atiku Abubakar, its defeated presidential candidate in Feb. 25 presidential election, threw caution to the winds.
“They assaulted the integrity of the judiciary and made wild and libelous allegations against President Bola Tinubu.
“In the wake of the poor run of some elected governors of the party at the appeal court, the PDP and former vice-president and his spokesman have become overtly desperate to hang their woes on President Tinubu and the judiciary, an important arm of government in Nigeria.”
He added that in blaming others, Atiku and his party failed to demonstrate whether they had done any soul-searching before going public with their weighty, specious and reckless allegations.
He urged Nigerians to disregard the malicious allegations by the PDP and its candidate that Tinubu while he was Governor of Lagos State, silenced the opposition and corrupted the judiciary.
He also asked the public to disregard the allegation that Tinubu was planning to foist a one-party state on the country by appointing loyalists as Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs).
Onanuga stressed that Tinubu was a democrat to the core who had never interfered with the judgment of the judiciary.