The Atiku-Okowa presidential Campaign Organization has faulted the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on his comments about integrity.
The opposition party’s presidential campaign said President Muhammadu Buhari stayed away from his (Tinubu’s) presidential campaign because of issues relating to the absence of integrity.
The spokesperson of the Atiku-Okowa campaign, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement Wednesday night queried:
“Is it not an absurdity that a presidential candidate that is beleaguered by several allegations bordering on corruption, perjury, identity theft, inconsistencies in name as well as alleged narcotics offence, for which he forfeited a gargantuan sum of $460,000 to the United States of America, could muster the courage to address any gathering whatsoever on the issue of integrity.”
“Has Asiwaju Tinubu defended the identity theft of the picture of former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, which was deliberately used by his campaign organization to portray him as a bright young man?” He added.
The Atiku/Okowa campaign claimed that the continued absence of President Buhari at the APC presidential campaigns showcases a concern by Mr President that Tinubu will lose a free, fair and credible poll at the February 25 presidential election.
“Our campaign also holds that President Buhari is distancing himself from Tinubu’s campaign because of the inability of the APC presidential candidate to provide a convincing explanation on his links to the alleged forfeiture of $460,000 to the United States authorities in a narcotics-related matter.”
The statement counselled Tinubu “to stop dishing empty promises to Nigerians since compatriots are yet to recover from similar events which he led in the past”