2019: Obasanjo and Atiku alliance will fail – APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has attacked the alliance by former president Olusegun Obasanjo, and his vice who is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

Speaking through its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, APC said their new alliance will fall like a pack of cards before President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general election.

The party stated that the former president’s description of Atiku as a corrupt, disloyal and unpatriotic leader who was not fit and proper to lead the nation was enough testimonial to the unsuitability of his former Vice.

This was contained in a statement Nabena issued on Sunday in Abuja.

The statement read, “Throughout their second tenure in office, (2003-2007) and until last fortnight, former President Olusegun Obasanjo had described Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as a corrupt, disloyal and unpatriotic leader who was not fit and proper to handle the mantle of Nigerian leadership.

“Only recently, Obasanjo vowed that God would not forgive him if he supported the Presidential aspiration of Atiku as ‘it would amount to handing Nigeria over to sharks and looters.

“It is this tendency towards indecision, insincerity, double talk and deception that has made Nigeria ridiculed in the eyes of the international community.

“A statesman is known for his principles and his statements are based on the strength of his convictions.

“When a supposed national leader makes declarations that are subject to change at any time based on his mood, such a leader loses his integrity and reliability.”

Nabena further described PDP’s 2019 vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi, as double-faced and pretentious.

“Nigerians cannot be deceived, we have seen them all – Presidential Library, Bells and American University of Nigeria, Breweries and Shopping Malls, all established with largely public funds but privately owned by public officers,” he added.

Nabena said that as a former military head of state and Petroleum minister, Buhari made no attempt to acquire an oil well, private jet or estates in Nigeria and abroad.

“Muhammadu Buhari is definitely different from the double-faced candidates seeking election,” the statement said.

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