You are a liar -Tinubu attacks Atiku

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You are a liar -Tinubu attacks Atiku

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has attacked Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party Party (PDP), calling him a desperate liar who should never be trusted with power.

Tinubu’s attack on the former vice president is in reaction to an Arise Television interview aired on Friday in which he 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.

In response to a question on his thoughts on the Muslim-Muslim Presidential ticket of the APC, Atiku had said: “My fundamental disagreement with Asiwaju since 2007 was on the issue of Muslim-Muslim ticket. That was my fundamental disagreement and departure from Asiwaju.

n response to a question on his thoughts on the Muslim-Muslim Presidential ticket of the APC, Atiku had said: “My fundamental disagreement with Asiwaju since 2007 was on the issue of Muslim-Muslim ticket. That was my fundamental disagreement and departure from Asiwaju.

“Together with Asiwaju, we formed ACN and I was given a ticket in Lagos and he insisted to be my running mate and I said no, I am not going to have a Muslim-Muslim ticket and because of that he switched his support to the late Umaru Yar`Adua and that was the departing point and of course, it is also a fact that when Buhari emerged in Lagos in 2015 that I also opposed a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

“I opposed it and my opposition actually reinforced the decision of President Buhari to pick a Christian running mate. So, I have all along opposed that. I don’t believe in that. I don’t believe it is right for a country like Nigeria that is multi-ethnic, multi religious that there should be balancing of interests, whether religious or otherwise.

there should be balancing of interests, whether religious or otherwise.”

Asked whether the choice of Senator Kashim Shettima as Tinubu’s running mate would not damage his (Atiku’s) chances in the Northeast, the PDP candidate said, “Certainly, prospects are much higher. If you know the composition of the Northeast, you have Borno and Yobe; these are essentially two Kanuri states, then you have the other states which are essentially Hausa-Fulani. So, even if people are going to vote on that basis, I think I have a more favourable (support) from the Northeast.”

However, speaking through his campaign organization on Saturday in a statement, 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.

“In the interview, Alhaji Atiku exposed himself as a man who is not prepared for the job he is applying for and a man who can not be entrusted with our commonwealth. He was flippant in his response to important questions about his record of service and how he made money while serving in Customs. He muddled up facts and exhibited befudling absence of mind”, Tinubu said through the Director, Media and Communication of his campaign organization, Mr Bayo Onanuga.

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