The president Buhari campaign organization says the emergency of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar because the PDP presidential flagbearer can be counterproductive to the state as a leopard cannot exchange its pores and skin.
In a assertion launched through its Director, Strategic Communications, Festus Keyamo, the institution stated even as congratulating Abubakar for his victory, it became worthy of note that the primaries that produced him was dampened by way of rains of dollars in vote-shopping for.
“However, we notice with hobby all of the reports within the media as to massive vote-shopping for at the PDP primaries (specifically with overseas foreign money). We assessment this with the speech of President Muhammadu Buhari inside the 2014 APC Convention whilst he said as follows: “I even have constantly served Nigeria to the fine of my capacity. I even have always tried to give greater to the kingdom than it has given me. This is the precept of provider that has guided my public life. Thus, I am no longer a rich individual. I can’t come up with a fistful of bucks or naira to buy your help. Even if I may want to, I would no longer do so. The fate of this kingdom isn’t up on the market.
“There had been also media reports within the 2014 APC National Convention that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar freely used the equal technique of huge vote-buying in foreign currency, but he got here a far off 0.33. Till date, he has now not denied those media reports. The declare therefore that the technique that produce him now as a candidate of the PDP turned into loose, truthful and obvious is suspect.
“It is consequently clear that going into this election the issues with a view to agitate the minds of Nigerians maximum would be focused around the credibility of the candidate of the competition and the kind of values he brings into our politics.
“Nigerians could ask themselves whether he may be depended on with our countrywide sources with this proclivity for “dollarising” the political arena, thereby taking us returned to the warped values from which President Buhari is attempting to extricate the nation. One wonders what any such candidate would do with public budget,” the group stated
The organization said Nigerians would need to recognise how Atiku intends to encourage Nigerian while he has a line-up of corruption cases against him, each domestically and internationally.
“We word with enjoyment that on many activities Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has tried to say some credit for positive “achievements” during the tenure of President Obasanjo while he become Vice President due to the fact, in step with him, he became “part of that Government”. We additionally wish to remind Nigerians that as much as he claims the credit score, he ought to be organized to simply accept joint legal responsibility for all that took place in that Government. He can not blow hot and bloodless. In due time we will talk approximately most of these.
“Taking all the above into issues, Nigerians might rightly ask whether a leopard can indeed exchange its pores and skin in spite of all the candy talk they anticipate to pay attention from the opposition candidate at some point of the election,” the organization said