Blasphemy: Fani-Kayode Reacts As Viral Image Portrays PDP’s Atiku As Jesus Christ
Spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK), has labelled the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as blasphemous over a viral image on social media portraying the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as Jesus Christ.
In a Twitter post on Tuesday morning, FFK described the opposition camp with unprintable names, accusing the PDP Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of crossing boundaries by allegedly creating the image to like their candidate to the Christian’s Jesus Christ.
FFK tweeted: “For the Atiku PCC & @OfficialPDPNig to go this low sickens me. Have they no shame? Are there no boundaries? Is there anything they are incapable of saying or doing? Is nothing sacred to them? They are a bunch of blasphemous & godless fascists & barbarians who will burn in hell.”
Dele Momodu Reacts
Naija News, however, observed that Nigerian journalist and chieftain of the PDP, Dele Momodu, had posted the image on his social media ahead of Fani-Kayode.
Momodu, in the Twitter post, accused the other parties of creating the image to intentionally use it against Atiku. According to him, the opponents were trying to play the religious card on his candidate.
The former presidential aspirant distanced PDP from the viral image, describing it as a mere propaganda that has failed on arrival.
Momodu’s tweet read: “There’s nothing our opponents won’t do now that is certain ATIKU ABUBAKAR is in the lead. They’ve played ethnic cards, religious cards, bullion van cards, now they’ve crossed into the Realm of BLASPHEMOUS cards by this foolish portrait which we know nothing about.
“We have absolutely nothing to do with this offensive portrait and this propaganda has failed like others before it. Dele Momodu, Dino Melaye, Paul Ibe, Daniel Bwala, kola Ologbondiyan and many of us on the Communications team of ATIKU ABUBAKAR are Christians.”
Atiku Reveals APC’s Fresh Plot Days To 2023 Presidential Election
Meanwhile, PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has through a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, alleged the APC are ploting to turn the Christians against him days before the 2023 general election.
He accused the ruling party of trying to play the religion card against him, saying he was informed of a sacrilegious picture of himself superimposed onto the image of Jesus Christ.
The former Vice President expressed concerns about the image, reportedly making the rounds on social media, saying it was the handiwork of the ruling party.
Atiku lampooned his opponents, saying they are behaving like drowning people who would clutch at anything in a sinking situation.
He, however, said he was not surprised they could go to this extent as it is characteristic of them to sow divisions amongst our diverse people.
The statement added: “The PDP presidential candidate has distanced himself from the sacrilegious image of Jesus being used by his opponents to discredit him and his campaign organization.
“Atiku described the superimposition of his picture onto the image of Jesus as ‘a mischievous and desperate effort by his APC opponents to use religion for political purposes in order to pitch him against Christians and spread discord between Muslims and Christians.”
It added: “APC is exhausted because they have squandered their goodwill and even their campaign of lies and propaganda are not working for them, and Nigerians have seen the light enough not to be fooled anymore by a such desperate last-ditch tactic of a soldier about to kiss the dust.
“I’m not your enemy; your enemy is your own disastrous record in terms of security, education, job creation, unemployment, and unity. Your own performance record is your own greatest undoing.
“The 2023 election is a confidence vote on APC. Nigerians are wiser; using religion to divide the people can’t work. Suffering and hardship unite and galvanize people against failure and incompetence.”