The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former vice [president, Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation has cautioned the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to leave PDP out of his squabbling with the media.
In a statement by it\s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, Thursday, Atiku campaign dismissed the assertion by the APCPCC that the PDP was plotting with Arise News to embarrass its candidates.
It stated that it consider this allegation as “not only laughable and defeatist but also childish, irresponsible and totally reckless.”
The statement read in part: “It is a pathetic acceptance of emptiness and defeat that instead of facing Nigerians through the media, the Tinubu/ Shettima campaign resorted to unnecessary squabbling, lame excuses and conspiracy theories as part of its scheme to divert public attention from Asiwaju’s Tinubu past.
“It is clear that Asiwaju Tinubu is discomfited and has refused to appear in media townhall series not only because he has nothing to offer but also because he is afraid to face Nigerians.
“Nigerians can recall that Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, were invited to participate in the Arise News anchored townhall meeting in the same manner Asiwaju Tinubu was invited.
“But Asiwaju Tinubu, who has consistently dodged the arena of public debates, turned out to be a constant ‘no show.’
“Moreover, the Tinubu/Shettima is fixated on the PDP because it is dazed by our candidate, Atiku’s outstanding performance in media town hall series as well as his soaring popularity which has dwarfed Asiwaju in every ramification.”