The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reacted to the emergence of Bola Tinubu as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday.
The main opposition party in its reaction said the National Leader of the APC, Tinubu is no match for the presidential candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar.
The PDP further stated that Tinubu would soon realize that Nigeria is not one of his acquired estates or fiefdoms.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba in a statement said the Nigerian people are not his political string-puppets and retinue of lackeys, from whom he bought the APC Presidential ticket.
The statement reads, “The All Progressives Congress (APC), has since served out its purpose as a fraudulent contraption that brought in the failed, corrupt and rudderless administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Our Party also sympathizes with Asiwaju for embarking on a journey to nowhere as he is no match for PDP’s more popular, more competent and more prepared Presidential Candidate, His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar the unifier and the people’s choice, who defeated President Buhari fair and square in the 2019 Presidential election.”
PDP further stated that Tinubu, “will soon realize that Nigeria is not one of his acquired estates or fiefdoms and that the Nigerian people are not his political string-puppets and retinue of lackeys, from whom he bought the APC Presidential ticket.
“Asiwaju will also soon realize that Nigerians hold him responsible for his confessed role in installing the failed Buhari-led administration that subjugated the people, brought excruciating economic hardship, acute poverty, bloodletting, terrorism, mass killings, promoted disunity, tribalism and nepotism, lawlessness, massive treasury looting and unpardonable life-discounting experiences to our country.
“His failure to express empathy for the victims of violence, kidnapping, mass killings and acts of terrorism, especially the recent gruesome attack in a sacred place of worship, St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo in Ondo State serves as a foretaste of the big cover-up and harrowing experience that Nigerians will face, God forbid, should Asiwaju emerge as President in 2023.
“From Asiwaju’s egotistic outbursts before and after the APC manipulative National Convention, it is crystal clear that his life-long dream of clinching the APC Presidential ticket is not for the wellbeing of Nigerians but out of desperation to lay hands on the keys to the nation’s treasury.
“Asiwaju has insulted the sensibilities of Nigerians enough and this APC National Convention will be his final political outing. This is because Nigerians have had enough and are now, more than ever before, ready and out on the platform of the PDP to defend our nation and reject Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu in 2023 Presidential election.
“The Nigerian politics is far more complex and beyond the Lagos politics where Asiwaju operates with brawl and deployment of violence rather than the brain.”