From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja
Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organisation has mocked the All Progressives Congress ( APC), Bola Tinubu, over his visit to the home of Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, Ondo State, at the weekend.
The campaign organisation, in a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, accused the APC candidate of resorting to “playing ethnic card” during his visit. The campaign noted that Tinubu should know that the South West, like any other part of the country, was not for sale in the 2023 presidential poll.
“Nigerians watched with dismay as the APC presidential candidate resorted to playing ethnic card at a session he organised at Pa Reuben Fasoranti’s house in Akure, Ondo State, at the weekend, in a bid to divert attention from his numerous anti-people issues and use the unsuspecting leaders to create an impression of having secured the endorsement of the South West.
“The very thought by the APC Presidential Campaign to compromise the leaders of the South West is to say the least, reprehensible, atrocious, sacrilegious and show the extent of disrespect, irreverence and disdain the APC has for such revered leaders.
“The handlers of the APC Presidential Candidate should know that the South West, like other sections of the country, are holding Tinubu directly responsible for the woes the nation have been passing through in the last seven and half years of the APC administration; an administration Asiwaju Tinubu confessed to have helped install.
“Moreover, Asiwaju Tinubu cannot be trusted by the South West or any part of the country for that matter as his persistent self-centered assertions and barefaced entitlement messaging demonstrate that his presidential ambition is driven by the pursuit of personal aggrandizement and not to serve the people.
“It is clear that majority of the people of the South West have rejected the APC Presidential candidate and cannot fall to APC’s trickeries. This informs why the APC lost woefully in the July 16 Osun State governorship election to the PDP; a state considered to be Asiwaju’s ancestry home.
“The people of the South West are knowledgeable; they are egalitarian; they know what is in their best interest and Asiwaju Tinubu’s life ambition does not represent that.
“If anything, Asiwaju represents all the woes, miseries, agonies, pains and desolations brought to our country by the APC administration.”