- President Buhari’s aide, Lauretta Onochie, has bashed Atiku Abubakar, following his victory at the PDP presidential primary
- She said even though Atiku cliched his party’s presidential ticket, it is only a dream
- According to Onochie, 14.8 million people made Buhari their candidate, while 26,584 people made Atiku their candidate
Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari’s personal assistant on social media, has bashed Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, following his emergence as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
She took to social media, shortly after the declaration of the result, to claim that Atiku’s emergence as his party’s flagbearer had made the job of the president’s team easier, Punch reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the presidential aide further claimed that Atiku ran away from the All Progressives Congress to avoid contesting against Buhari in the primary; and that the former vice president out-spent his co-contestants before clinching his party’s ticket.
She stated: “Alhaji Atiku Abubakar outspends Saraki, Tambuwal and others, wins the PDP presidential ticket for 2019.
“Congratulations Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. You have outspent the rest. You have a new toy. But believe it, it is only a dream.
“You ran away from facing President Buhari in a primary, now you’ll meet him at the presidential elections. Ntor! 14.8 million people made President Buhari their candidate, 26,584 people made Atiku their candidate.
“Bearing in mind that you can’t go to America to represent us at the United Nations, nor meet with Nigerians in America, our job is made easy. Say Baba Buhari. 2019 is settled. God bless Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari's campaign organisation reacted to the emergence of former vice president Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a statement signed by Festus Keyamo, director, strategic communications, President Muhammadu Buhari campaign organisation, on Sunday, October 7, Atiku was accused of vote buying.
The organisation also reminded Nigerians of the aspersion on the integrity of the PDP candidate by former president Olusegun Obasanjo who was Atiku's former boss.
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