Igbinosa to Oshiomhole: Campaign on APCs Performance Not Resorting to Assaults

Igbinosa to Oshiomhole: Campaign on APCs Performance Not Resorting to Assaults

  • Comrade Adams Oshiomhole recent comments targeting at Atiku Abubakar on national television continues to elicit reactions
  • Some analysts have said the former APC national chairman is crossing the lines with his comments on perceived opponents
  • Efe Igbinosa, a respected Abuja-based writer urged Oshiomhole to approach the campaigns with humility

FCT, Abuja - An Abuja based political analyst and writer, Efe Igbinosa, has berated former All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for his recent comments on national television.

Igbinosa in an article sent to Legit.ng on Friday, December 2 noted that Oshiomhole appeared on a Channels TV programme, where he spent about half an hour discussing his opponent rather than his candidate.

Igbinosa asked Oshiomhole to focus on issues instead of constant name-calling. Photo credit: APC media
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He said:

“While I believe that free speech, the exchange of ideas are fundamental aspects of our democracy, but they require work, reform, and commitment to uphold them and it must be done with sincerity of purpose and with the aim to educate and inform the electorate.

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“Oshiomhole is certainly not the sort of individual that can uphold these ideals and this is why it is very dangerous to have personalities like him dominate the media space.
“Instead, each time he is given the opportunity, he defecates verbally, spewing bile after bile, while exhibiting an uncanny, yet characteristic inability to speak the truth!”

The analyst recalled that Oshiomhole also verbally attacked Peter Obi, Labour P[arty presidential candidate in another interview.

His words:

“The other day on Arise TV, he also spent the whole programme talking about Peter Obi, the Labour Party candidate while yesterday he did the same thing, only that he chose a different opponent this time, Atiku Abubakar.
“The question political watchers are asking Oshiomhole after his most recent failed appearance on Channels TV is; why is he not talking about Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC candidate?

“Is Oshiomhole scared of engaging the media and indeed the electorate over Tinubu? Is he afraid to be quizzed on the accountability of their government and party, which he also served as a failed, ousted and disgraced national chairman?
“Why are his likes not campaigning for Tinubu with the achievements of APC under President Buhari if they are confident of their performances for almost eight years now?”

He added:

“On a separate appearance on Arise TV a little while back, the disgraced ex-chairman, ex-governor said Tinubu cannot be blamed for the failures of Buhari.
“He made an important admission of Buhari's failure but absolved his candidate who told the world that he is the power behind Buhari's presidency of failure. That is a conundrum that only Oshiomhole can resolve.
“It would be hard for Oshiomhole to speak directly to performance, because how does he explain that they took over the fastest growing economy in Africa and the country that was projected as the 3rd fastest growing economy in the world behind China and Qatar in 2015 by CNN Business and turned it into the world poverty capital, where all major investments have now taken flight.

“How can he explain a security situation that was confined to the northeast region with a degraded Boko Haram to a situation where Nigerians now spend days in prayer houses before embarking on any journey for fear of being kidnapped on the bus or train?
“The country is literally on fire in the watchful eyes of APC and, if they had any modicum of shame, they should be in sackcloth and ashes, mourning what this country had become and not making boastful TV appearances.”

He accused the APC of dipping their hand further down into Nigeria's treasury in the midst of all the alarm bells.

Igbinosa added that all the indices for measuring growth in the nation's economy plummeted under APC.

He said:

“The CBN governor just recently announced to the bewilderment of the world that they received zero kobo into the treasury since the beginning of 2022 as oil revenue. A ministry where Buhari is the minister of petroleum and APC is in charge of the government.

“What shall we say about a party presiding over the highest level of unemployment and inflation we have ever witnessed in our nation's chequered history.
“It is little surprise therefore that APC is not campaigning with their performance. An awful record of serial failure. Not on TV, not on radio and not even at campaign rallies.
“They have decided to adopt an attack strategy. A strategy of both verbal and physical assaults. And with their litany of thugs and touts, it is their only tactic.
“Their modus operandi. When you listen carefully to all their spokespersons, they basically rehash the same thing. They seem visibly angry with all the viable candidates, for having the temerity to contest against Tinubu, their Lord, and now Nigeria’s grand comedian!
“They are wondering why we cannot understand that it is his turn to govern Nigeria. I really don't want to be the bearer of bad news because I know how disheartening news of this nature can be

“On the electoral front, Oshiomhole can't deliver his state to Tinubu; neither can they win any state in the south-south and southeast regions. Tinubu's failure will be a spectacular one.
“I urge Oshiomhole and his people to approach this campaign with humility because they would need loads of it when they are disgraced and embarrassed out of office by the informed Nigerian electorate.”

PDP campaign council questions Oshiomhole's sanity after ex-APC chairman's comments on Atiku

Recall that the Atiku/Okowa presidential campaign organisation recently described Oshiomhole as an unstable character that should not be taken serious by Nigerians.

Oshiomhole, who is deputy director-general of the Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign organisation, had, in the interview, labeled Atiku as ‘serial betrayer’ and a ‘serial divorcee,’ who can not unite Nigeria.

In reaction to Oshiomhole’s comments, the Atiku campaign organisation in a statement sent to Legit.ng, said Nigerians are appalled by the reckless comments made by the former governor.

2023: Everything about Bola Tinubu is controversial, says Dino Melaye

On his part, a spokesperson for the PDP presidential campaign council, Senator Dino Melaye, has claimed that everything surrounding Tinubu is controversial.

Melaye stated that this is contrary to the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, whose public profile is clean and in the public domain.

Speaking on Channels Television Politics Today on Thursday, December 1, Melaye claimed that the PDP presidential flag bearer has a verifiable historical background, unlike Tinubu.

Source: Legit.ng

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