- The PDP has described Bola Tinubu's comments against former president Obasanjo as disrespectful, reckless and unguarded
- Tinubu in response to comments by Obasanjo condemning Buhari's government, had called the ex-president an election rigger who does not have a rival, among other things
- In reaction, the PDP said Obasanjo remains a statesman and a global figure
- The party added that Tinubu is in severe pain because Obasanjo exposed the rigging plans of the APC-led government
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned Asiwaju Bola Tinubu over his comments against former president Olusegun Obasanjo, describing it as disrespectful, reckless, unguarded and indecorous.
The party was responding to the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader's comments on Obasanjo after the former president took the APC-led federal government to the cleaners over its performance in office.
The PDP in a statement sent to Legit.ng by its spokesman, Kola Ologbodiyan, on Tuesday, January 22, said Tinubu in his tirade against the former president, “sounded like a disrobed ruler facing a pang of defeat as he watches his empire being legitimately taken.”
Part of the statement read: “It is shocking that Asiwaju of Lagos can be in cahoots with President Muhammadu Buhari, a known anti-democrat, who has always been in league with all known dictators, while at the same time claiming to be on the side of democrats.
“It is however not a surprise that Tinubu is in severe pain because Obasanjo exposed their rigging plans. Asiwaju had always won elections for himself and his cronies through rigging and this accounts for his bitterness.
“His reliance on rigging was typified in the Osun election where results were manipulated in order not to “disgrace” the fading politics of the Asiwaju of Lagos.
“Let it be placed on record that the story of that election has not been fully told by Tinubu in his snide remarks against Obasanjo. He chose to be silent on that phone call which was clandestinely put across to Abuja, consequent upon which INEC declared an election already won by the PDP, as inconclusive. Since the matter is in court, we will not join Tinubu in abusing court processes.
“However, PDP states in unequivocal terms that Obasanjo, contrary to Tinubu’s claims, did not at any time, assure our party that he holds sway throughout the southwest and as such will deliver Osun state to the PDP.
“It is also important to state that the people’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar, did not also claim to have rigged election in the southwest. However, if Tinubu today denies his affinity with Atiku Abubakar, which is well known in the entire nation, then he can deny even his own existence.”
The PDP noted that it is an established fact that Obasanjo remains a statesman and a global figure, “who always speak the truth to power and put the interest of our nation above all.”
The party reminded Tinubu how President Buhari rose in a public function and said Tinubu cannot call himself a national leader in the APC.
“Today, Tinubu has forgotten how he was left in the sun to tan. Just because he has been given an inconsequential office of a co-chairman of a failed campaign, he is now overreaching himself and denigrating his benefactors like Atiku Abubakar,” the PDP stated.
Meanwhile, the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday, January 21, described leaders of the ruling APC as liars and deceivers.
The former vice president said this at the PDP presidential rally in Dutse, the Jigawa state capital.
He also promised the huge crowd at the rally that he would not disappoint Nigerians if he was elected president.
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