WAR OF WORDS: Atiku Responds To Tinubu
Political campaigns will always come with accusations and counter-accusations.
Politics itself is believed to be a game, and only those who play by the rules and not the best candidates, most times win.
Campaigns for the 2019 general election is no different.
In one of their tangles, the Director, Media and Publicity of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a reaction to a statement credited to the National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu, said Atiku Abubakar is a consumate democrat.
Tinubu was reported to have hauled verbal attack on Abubakar for allegedly critcising Buhari’s leadership style in his (Abubakar) address on the state-of-the-nation.
“The PDP’s presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku, recently made comments regarding suspension of CJN Onnoghen. Atiku’s release is entitled “State of the nation address”. I encourage everyone to read it. In its disregard for the truth and patent misrepresentations, it will go down in political history as a classic of self-incrimination. Atiku thinks the piece exalts him. Instead it evinces his penchant for wilful misstatement that make him unfit for the office he now seeks and has always coveted.” Tinubu was quoted as saying.
In his reaction, PDP’s Ologbondiyan said “We invite Nigerians to note that all the accusations of undemocratic actions alluded to by Tinubu against Abubakar did not come under Abubakar’s purview of decision or his sphere of control while in office as the Vice President of Nigeria.
“If anything, Abubakar was in charge of the economy during the period and every Nigerian can testify that, within that time, our economy thrived to be one of the fastest growing in the world.
“And the purchasing power of citizens was much higher than what obtains today,” Ologbondiyan said.
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