The presidential candidate of Congress of All Progressives (APC) Bola Tinubu on Monday bragged about how he allegedly saved former Vice President Atiku Abubakar from being treated by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Mr. Atiku, who is he? Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate For the 2023 election, he was the Vice President under Mr. Obasanjo from 1999 to 2007. The relationship between the two froze during Mr. Obasanjo’s second term, at a time when Mr. Atiku was nursing his ambition to succeed his leader.
Addressing party supporters at the APC presidential campaign rally at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Mr. Tinubu said he “rescued Atiku when Mr. Obasanjo “wanted to burn me like goat meat”.
Mr. Tinubu said Atiku’s plan is to sell Nigeria and return to his base in Dubai.
The APC candidate promised to complete the Ibom Deep Seaport in Akwa Ibom, saying he had just completed one in Lagos.
He also promised to end unemployment in Nigeria and put the country on the path of progress.
He also promised to end estimated billing of electricity consumption in Nigeria and also end fuel scarcity.
“Go and get your PVC if you didn’t have it. This is a revolution. A revolution to change poverty into happiness, to turn unemployment into joy,” he said.
At the event APC presented the party flag to the governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom, Akanimo Udofia.
A jubilant Mr. Udofia, after receiving the flag, thanked the people for their large turnout to welcome the party’s presidential candidate.
Mr. Atiku’s spokesman, Charles Aniagwu, when contacted, said that among all the presidential aspirants, Mr. Tinubu was the only one who does not speak as president.
“There are many issues about bad governance and what people are going through. Today, you will visit gas stations but without fuel and even when you see one, you pay through the nose.
“One would expect them to focus on the challenges facing the country, but they keep insulting people because they have no idea,” he said.
Mr. Aniagwu said the Atiku campaign council focused on the need to restore and build the country instead of tying up issues with the APC candidate.
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