2023 Presidential Election: Atiku Exposes APC’s Plot to Turn Christians Against Him
- The presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has distanced himself from a viral Jesus-like photo of him making the rounds on the internet
- The PDP flagbearer said it is the handwork of the APC in an attempt to instigate Christians against him
- The former vice president of Nigeria says the APC is desperate to redeem its image after exhausting all its goodwill
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FCT, Abuja - Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said he has nothing to do with a viral Jesus-like photo of himself circulating on the internet and accused the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) of perpetuating the act.
According to the Adamawa-born politician, the sacrilegious picture was a plot by the ruling party to instigate Christians against him.
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He made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday, February 7, in Abuja by his spokesperson, Paul Ibe.
As reported by the Vanguard newspaper, Ibe said:
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“The PDP presidential candidate has distanced himself from the sacrilegious image of Jesus being used by his opponents to discredit him and his campaign organisation.
“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.”
Atiku noted that his opponents are behaving like drowning people who would clutch at anything in a sinking situation. He, however, said that he was not surprised that they could go to such extent as it was characteristic of them to sow division among diverse people
APC has resorted to mischief - Atiku
The statement read:
“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 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 galvanise people against failure and incompetence.”
He urged the APC to pray for forgiveness from God for the sacrilege they have committed and to plead with Nigerians to forgive them for the sorry situation they have put the country in.
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The former vice president made this assurance to the residents of both states during his presidential campaign rally.
Atiku said he has plans to revive the rail lines that connect the Northeast subregion with other parts of the country.
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In another development, Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party can now use the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Rivers state.
The approval was given by the state governor, Nyesom Wike, who has been in a running battle with Atiku.
Wike's consent comes days after he denied the party and its 2023 presidential candidate access to the facility for their campaign rally.