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Be Worried About Atiku’s Age, Health, Corruption, Not Me- Tinubu

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The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu, has charged Nigerians to open their eyes clearly and ask the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, about his health and corrupt past before electing him.

 

NewsOnline reports that Bola Tinubu told Nigerians not to make the mistake of electing someone who is corrupt, who has health issues, and who is lying about his age to be president of the country next month. He said that will be a disaster for the country.

 

The Spokesman of the Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign council, Bayo Onanuga, said this in a statement released on Wednesday.

 

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APC candidate said the audio revelation by Atiku’s former special adviser on how he engaged in looting the country’s money along with his principal, Obasanjo, from 1999-2007, should not be swept underground. He charged Nigerians to demand Atiku’s defense on the audio allegation or he steps down from the presidential race.

 

“It’s time for Atiku Abubakar, the 76-year-old presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party to come clean over two issues clouding his campaign: his health status and his scandalous confession of how he colluded with his former boss, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to fleece the Nigerian treasury, using the special purpose vehicles after he became Vice-President in 1999.

 

“If Atiku has some modicum of honour, he ought to have stepped down from the race that he is bound to lose again, following the release of his audio clip, in which he provides a vivid explanation into the modus operandi of his legendary corruption.

 

“So far, there has been no notable response from Atiku’s camp about the disturbing revelation, except for a futile attempt to disown the whistle-blower, Michael Achimugu, a media consultant to Atiku.

 

“Nigerians are appalled that Atiku and PDP are so shameless that they have shrugged off the bombshell.

 

“We implore Nigerians, however, to hold Atiku to account over the shocking revelation by rejecting him at the polls in February.”

 

Bayo said the PDP candidate has also consistently his health information away from Nigerians who deserve the right to know the health status of the man contesting be lead them.

 

“Atiku is also not talking about his health status even when his hirelings daily make futile attempts to divert public attention to his main rival by cooking up lies upon lies. Whereas Atiku is the candidate that Nigerians should be sorely worried about.

 

“The lies of several years and the various diversionary tactics are no longer sustainable. Atiku’s edifice of lies is about to crash on him. The PDP presidential candidate is certainly not okay, the papering efforts notwithstanding,” APC PCC spokesman said.

 

“Eyebrows were raised when Atiku did not return to the country after the December holidays to continue his lackluster and faltering 5th campaign for Nigeria’s presidency.

 

Amid the concern by political watchers that Atiku was missing from 21 December, 2022 on the field of electioneering campaign, came the story by the online platform Sahara Reporters that Atiku was flown to the UK from his usual home in Dubai to London for treatment. The story has not been vigorously denied,” Tinubu campaign team recalled.

 

The ruling party added that they have it on good authority that contrary to the position of Atiku’s campaign team defense that the former vice president went to London for official visit, he was in the UK for medical reasons.

 

APC cited that the constant helping of Atiku to climb the campaign podiums by aides as shown on videos showed that his health is deteriorating.

 

Onanuga said, “We have it on good authority that Atiku indeed fell ill, while missing on the field. He was indeed in the UK for some medical help, though handlers camouflage that he was there on the invitation of some British officials at Whitehall in a mimic of the earlier visit of the APC rival, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

 

“Despite the efforts by his handlers to showcase Atiku as healthy and physically fit to endure the rigours of the presidential campaign, pictures from rallies have belied this. Campaign pictures sometimes showed him being helped to descend steps at stadia.”

 

He recalled Atiku’s ex-wife, Jennifer, letter in February 2022, “The irrefutable insight into Atiku’s health status was the revelation by his divorced wife, Jennifer Douglas last year that Atiku was admitted to a German hospital for operation, amid their bitter divorce.

 

“I hear you have moved to Dubai to take over the house. I am still in Germany for my medicals. Make sure all my properties including (redacted) are intact so I can collect all my properties. I wish you well”, Jennifer quoted Atiku as saying.

 

“She then responded to him: “ Excellency, I am left with no other option as we need to get on with our lives amicably. I hope your medicals are coming up good. I wish you well too,” APC recalled.