The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has admonished the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu not to indict himself by his involvement in what it calls “the smear campaign” and “unsavoury comments” against its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The PDP made this known in reaction to the claim that the PDP candidate for 2019 presidential election will not win the election no matter how hard he and his party work at it.
It said that Tinubu, as an elder, should “not reduce his pedigree” by engaging in what it called indecorous utterances which it said had become the trademark APC.
Naija News recalls that the former governor of Lagos State had boasted that the Nigerians will not make the mistake of voting for the PDP after wracking the country during its its years reign.
Tinubu had said, “We don’t fear, whether he is meeting in the jungle, in Dubai or in Abu Dhabi. People are free to meet and strategise in any way they fell, but we are not going back to the illusion of the PDP. It is not possible, Nigerians will not do that.
However, the PDP in a statement by its National Publicity secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja on Thursday said
it was regretable that someone like Tinubu could recourse to the use of what he called indecent language.
He said, “It is also instructive to state that a person of Asiwaju status can conduct his political activities without recourse to indecent language that is lacking in respect for a personality, such as Atiku, whom Nigerians, across board, have generally resolved to be their next President.
“For the avoidance of doubt, despite the ludicrous disposition of APC and its leaders towards the 2019 Election campaign, the repositioned PDP and our presidential candidate remain committed to our promise to focus on solutions to the myriad of problems facing our people and transform their lives for the better.
“The PDP therefore cautions Asiwaju Tinubu to redirect the discourse of his party to productive issues instead of this unbridled resort to lies, deception, beguilement, propaganda, smear campaign and uncouth language, which Nigerians now resent. “