As the 2023 election gathers steam, the Atiku Abubakar/Ifeanyi Okowa Presidential Campaign has dismissed Bola Tinubu’s calls and allegations against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate as “simulated allegations” and attempts to divert public attention from the issues affecting Nigerians.
The PDP’s reaction was contained in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, and made available to SPY NIGERIA on Monday.
It said Tinubu, candidate of the APC for the 2023 presidential election, has no moral right to demand that Atiku should be arrested or prosecuted.
“It is indeed ironic that an embattled Tinubu, who is beleaguered by uncountable cases of fraudulent activities, including perjury, forgery, treasury looting, corruption and narcotic-related conviction can attempt to impugn on the unimpeachable integrity of the PDP Presidential Candidate.
“For clarity and for the interest of Nigerians, it is on record that Atiku Abubakar is one of the most investigated public officials in this country. It is also on record that in all the investigations undertaken over him and his affairs, Atiku Abubakar was never found culpable in any of the allegations.
“In contrast, however, the APC Presidential Candidate has a litany of confirmed legal impediments on very grave issues including those that border on international crime, namely; trafficking in narcotics and taking proceeds of narcotics,” the PDP’s statement partly reads.