The Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday said the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, were identifying with former President Goodluck Jonathan to beguile Nigerians ahead of the 2023 elections.
The main opposition party maintained that both Tinubu, Shettima and other APC critical actors have been taking measures to distance themselves from the alleged failure of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari’s (retd) regime.
The PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, said the recent meeting between the trio was an attempt by the APC presidential and vice-presidential candidates to launder their image.
The PUNCH had reported that Tinubu and Shettima met with Jonathan in Abuja on Tuesday in continuation of his consultation ahead of the 2023 elections.
Although details of their meeting were not made public, a source in Tinubu’s camp told our correspondent that the visit was an extension of the APC national leader’s consultation with major stakeholders in the polity ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
“His visit to Jonathan shouldn’t come to anyone as a surprise. Tinubu holds no grudges with any political whether within the party or in the opposition,” he said.
But in a statement on Thursday, the main opposition party berated Tinubu and Shettima, saying the duo was part of those who frustrated Jonathan’s administration efforts, particularly on the issue of insecurity and the Chibok girls’ abduction.
The full statement read:
Nigerians are scandalized over the disgraceful and hypocritical attempt by the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other APC leaders to distance themselves from President Muhammadu Buhari over the abysmal failure of the Buhari-led administration in which they are principal actors.
In a desperate design to whitewash their battered public image, identifying with the obvious successes of the PDP and in an attempt to posture as statesmen, the APC Presidential Candidate, his running mate, Sen. Kashim Shettima and other APC leaders shamelessly orchestrated a photo opportunity with the distinguished and successful former President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party.
This is a patriotic Nigerian leader whose PDP-led purposeful and successful government the APC leaders viciously harassed, constantly insulted, labelled, sabotaged and discredited for their selfish power-grabbing enterprise.
Nigerians have not forgotten how Asiwaju Tinubu callously vilified and pilloried Dr. Jonathan, spewed hate against his administration and reportedly funded a near riotous protest which was inflamed by concocted economic lies, propaganda and false statistics to discredit the Read More
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