The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has reminded President President Muhammadu Buhari how he (Buhari) and other high ranking of the All Progressives Congress, APC, bowed to him when he (Atiku) spent his money for their campaign in 2015.
Speaking through the Spokesperson of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Team, Prince Kassim Afegbua, Atiku urged President Buhari to campaign with his achievements instead of making unsubstantiated corruption allegations against him.
Atiku pointed out that when he donated billions of Naira to Buhari and APC campaigns in 2015, he was never tagged corrupt but was described as having good sense of industry and entrepreneur.
The statement said, ‘’They have been running in circles, some kind of rotation in the same axis saying this today, saying that tomorrow, yet they haven’t been able to link anything directly and indirectly to Alhaji Atiku who has since become a private citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“When he was in APC and was donating billions to the Buhari 2015 campaign, when they were all prostrating before him, when they wrote eloquent testimonies to his sense of industry and entrepreneur, did they not remember all these baseless allegations then?
“The APC and their presidential candidate, President Buhari epitomised the Chichidodo bird that feeds on maggots but hates the smell of faeces. Who does not know that maggots are products of faeces?
“Double standard, hypocrisy, nepotism, cronyism and provincialism have blinded their sight to see the damage they have done to the psyche of the Nigerian state, and the only way they could attract attention is to rake up mud against a man who was once their celebrated benefactor.
“They flagged off their campaign in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State and 21 jets including military jets landed at Uyo airport. Who are the owners of those jets?
“Who hired them? From whose purse? They said PDP didn’t do anything in 16 years but they were falling head over heels at the Uyo stadium built by PDP government.’’