New National Star, NIgeria: The Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organisation has mocked the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC National Chairman, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu in his Presidential rally in Warri, Delta State last Saturday.
The PDP Presidential Campaign Council in a statement on Wednesday signed by Kola Ologbondiyan said that the absence of these two key APC leaders in Asiwaju Tinubu’s first Rally after the official Flag-Off in Jos Plateau State may be confirming reports in the public space that his Presidential Campaign has already been abandoned by his party leaders due to his inability to adequately explain his link to a narcotic trafficking case in which he forfeited a whopping sum of $460,000.
According to the PCC, “It is apparent that President Buhari and Sen. Adamu may be tactically avoiding the damage of being held responsible for parading a candidate that has failed to explain his links with narcotics drug money.
“From all indications, APC leaders and Nigerians are now distancing themselves from the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign because of the blight cast by the narcotic trafficking case as well as other disgraceful indictment which the APC Presidential Candidate and his running mate, Sen. Kashim Shettima has not been able to extricate themselves from.
“Already, Nigerians are expressing concerns on how President Buhari, who as a military Head of State, some 38 years ago, ordered the execution of drug couriers would be marketing a presidential candidate in whose account a suspected $460,000 linked to narcotic drug was forfeited”.
The PDP Campaign Council counselled Asiwaju Tinubu to note the handwriting on the wall which signalled that he is only surrounded by paid sycophants, flatterers and minions, who will also abandon him before the February 25, 2023 scheduled date of election.
He went further to state that the APC should know that there is no how Nigerians can elect individuals fingered in trafficking in narcotics, forgery, perjury, treasury-looting and other atrocious criminal activities into the very sensitive office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Atiku/Okowa Campaign commended Nigerians for their unrelenting support for the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa who according to the statement, have shown integrity, competence and willpower to lead the charge in the mission to rescue and rebuild the country from the misrule of the All Progressives Congress (APC).