To the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APC PCC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar lacks the character to be Nigeria’ President.
The PCC insisted that the one-time vice president is unfit to lead the country because he can be an easy target for compromises that will be against the national interest.
It was reacting to the opposition party’s call on the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to investigate Tinubu.
In a statement by its Director, Media and Publicity, Bayo Onanuga in Abuja, the APC PCC said Atiku lacked the moral justification to make such demand.
Onanuga maintained that by his action and utterances, the PDP flagbearer has shown that he cannot be trusted to manage the resources of Nigeria.
The statement reads: “It is obvious that the PDP and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar are yet to recover from the bombshell released last week by the APC PCC, which questioned the morality of the candidate to remain in the race, following his damaging self-confession.
“At the press conference, we called on the security agencies to arrest, investigate and prosecute Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president for running Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) used to loot the treasury of the country, in what is now known as #Atikugate.
“Since the scandal broke out, along with legal action to compel anti-graft agencies to perform their role, Atiku and his party, PDP have laboured in vain to deflect and cover up with their series of ad hominem arguments.
“Instead of Atiku to apologise to Nigerians for abusing his office and position of trust in the past, Atiku’s spokesmen continue to dig deeper into the hole they already found themselves in by raising many false allegations against our candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“The latest chapter in Atiku and PDP’s comedy is the rehash of old tales and fables that have no basis in facts and reality against our candidate.
“Our stand remains that Atiku Abubakar lacks the character to be the president of Nigeria.
“He is unfit to lead our country because he can be an easy target for compromises that will be against national interest.
“Atiku in deeds and words has shown that he cannot be trusted to manage the resources of Nigeria.
“And we believe that the characters who still parade themselves as his spokespersons have lost their minds. This is why they think Nigerians can be swayed by all their deliberate falsehoods and the lies they manufacture every day against Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to deceive the public when they should all be remorseful for the legendary corruption of their boss.” The Nation