The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has affirmed that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has not come clean in the allegation of plans to move the Federal Capital Territory back to Lagos from Abuja if elected in 2023.
Newsonline reports that Atiku/ Okowa campaign organization said this in a release on the statement of the Deputy Director-General of the Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign organization, Adams Oshimhole who in an interview, described Atiku as a serial betrayer and a serial divorcee who can not unite Nigeria.
The PDP through Atiku/Okowa presidential campaign organization said Oshiomhole has no honour, stating he ought to have resigned from his position in the Tinubu/Shettima campaign organization following controversies surrounding the APC presidential candidate from drugs, to fake certificate and his alleged plan to move the FCT back to Lagos.
Oshimhole, a former governor of Edo state, in an interview with Channels TV said Atiku, PDP presidential candidate cannot be preaching about uniting Nigeria if elected in 2023 when he cannot unity his party and cannot be trusted by about five governors in the PDP.
Oshimhole said, “You (referring to Atiku) can’t manage your household, you are a serial divorcee and you want to preach unity and family to me?”
The former APC National Chairman added, “PDP governors said we can’t trust him(Atiku), every agreement we made with him, he broke it; he is a serial betrayer of agreements.”
In reaction to Oshimhole’s attack on the former vice president, Atiku said, “This can only explain why the former APC National Chairman, who was disgraced out of office, continues as a chattering roller coaster and a musical chair politician, who specializes in making unfounded comments and inventing fictitious claims against others just to draw undue attention to himself.
“Nigerians can recall how Oshiomhole in 2016 described Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as an impostor, a fake pastor, rusticated student, a career dropout, acid bath assailant, liar, treasury looter; an incompetent and questionable character, who is only good for night meetings and not fit to be the governor of Edo state, only to turn around in 2020 to state that these damaging allegations were mere political statements.
“Nigerians expect Adams Oshiomhole to note that the presidential campaign addresses serious issues and is not a platform for throwing tantrums and irresponsible commentaries.
“In that regard, Nigerians are not ready to accept such an apparent HPD attitude from him towards the nation’s preferred leader, Atiku Abubakar.
“In any case, Nigerians will not be surprised to see Adams Oshiomhole turning around at Atiku Abubakar’s inevitable victory and inauguration on May 29, 2023, to condemn Asiwaju Tinubu and declare his current unsavory comments against Atiku Abubakar as mere political statements.”
The statement added, “If Oshiomhole has honour or means well for this nation, he ought to have resigned as Deputy Director General of Asiwaju/Shettima Presidential Campaign after series of shameful revelations of reported allegations touching on the integrity of the APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Our campaign holds that contrary to the garments of unity which Oshiomhole is forcing on Tinubu, the Presidential Candidate of the APC lacks antecedents that will showcase him as a believer in a truly united and indivisible Nigeria.”
“It is imperative to note this accounts for the discussion gaining traction in the public space where Asiwaju Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, is alleged to be plotting the relocation of the Federal Capital from Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, back to Lagos, despite denials by his campaign.”
“Moreover, Oshiomhole is not in any position to preach about matrimonial competence and sanctimony as he has not explained the whereabouts of his imported foreign wife to Nigerians.
“It is important for Oshiomhole to note that Nigerians have moved beyond Tinubu as they have already attained consensus across the political, ethnic and religious divides to vote in Atiku Abubakar as a pan-Nigerian and unifier that will rescue our nation from the shambolic rule of the divisive, insensitive and corrupt APC.
“Of course, Nigerians have come to a consensus that our nation needs a visionary leader, like Atiku Abubakar and certainly not a bat with its inadequacies, specie inconsistencies and aversion to light,” Atiku team added.