The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has taken his counterpart in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar to the cleaners, saying the opposition candidate is a desperate liar who should never be entrusted with the presidency.
Tinubu was reacting to an Arise Television interview aired on Friday in which Mr Abubakar addressed a lot of issues including a claim that he fell out with Tinubu in 2007 because he (Atiku) was opposed to a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket.
Tinubu faulted most of the claims made by the former vice president, noting that the APC was extremely shocked by the many lies and ignorance displayed by the PDP presidential candidate.
“Atiku ever an expert in not telling the truth also did not come clean over his once-upon-a-time preference for same-faith ticket. In 1993, after Atiku and Kingibe lost to MKO Abiola in the SDP presidential primary in Jos, Atiku was the choice of the Yar’Adua camp to become Abiola’s running mate.
Abiola overlooked him and picked the more cerebral diplomat and bureaucrat, Babagana Kingibe. In all the tonnes of biographies written about him, there was no where he said he opposed Shehu Yar’Adua’s support for his candidacy as Abiola’s VP. He was not against it, since it favoured him. Now, it is politically convenient and opportunistic for him to oppose Tinubu-Shettima ticket” Tinubu’s camp revealed