2023: Nigerians Should Avoid Ghost President Like Tinubu - Atiku | CABLE REPORTERS

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has fired back at Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, flagbearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 elections.

Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima, his running mate, had criticised Atiku and other presidential candidates during a town hall meeting at Eko Hotel, Lagos, on Tuesday.

Responding in a statement which Mr. Phrank Shaibu, his aide, issued on his behalf, Atiku played down on the chances of Tinubu, declaring that Nigerians won’t elect a ghost president.

He accused Tinubu of shying away from public scrutiny and using proxies to answer questions reserved exclusively for would-be presidents.

From indication, his aides spoke more than he did at the event, an indication that he didn’t even need to be there in the first place. Clearly Tinubu plans to run a proxy government in the unfortunate event that he wins the Presidential election”.

According to him, the conduct of the APC presidential candidate and his decision to cleverly dodge dialectic public conversations may not be unconnected with Tinubu’s clear lack of mental coordination and understanding of Nigeria’s core problems.

“At the KADInvest programme in Kaduna last month, he spoke about how Governor Nasir El-Rufai turned a “rotten situation to a bad one”. In Kano last year he revealed his plan to recruit 50 million youths into the military in order to tackle unemployment while he went off tangent at a book launch back in July, talking about “cassava, garri, agbado, eba and ewa.

“Earlier this year, he advised Nigerians to go and renew their expired Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVC) thereby causing confusion in the polity until the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issued a rebuttal,” the statement read.

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