Atiku Trashes Oshiomole Over Comments

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has taken the former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomole to the cleaner over comments on his person.

Oshiomole had on Wednesday on Channels TV said Atiku is totally insensitive to project Nigeria, adding that the PDP presidential candidate’s speech in Kaduna where he was quoted to have said Northerners should not vote for southerners was a clear indication that he’s not a unifier.

Oshiomhole, who is the deputy director general of the Presidential Campaign Council of Bola Tinubu, and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, had also described Atiku as the weakest link among the three leading presidential candidates.

Describing Atiku as not consistent having moved from the PDP to the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), back to the PDP and to the APC, and finally to the PDP and also stating why he should not be elected, Oshiomole had also said “for Atiku, if he is not the candidate, he takes a flight to Dubai.”

Reacting to Oshiomole’s comment, Atiku, in a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, the Spokesperson of the Atiku/Okowa Campaign Organization, said that Nigerians expect Oshiomhole to note that the Presidential Campaign addresses serious issue and not a platform for throwing tantrums and irresponsible commentaries.

Berating Oshiomole further, Atiku said, “Nigerians are appalled by the reckless comments made by Oshiomhole, who being distraught by the increasing popularity of the PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar has now resorted to hauling insults and vituperations against the person of Atiku as witnessed in his Channels TV Politics Today interview on Wednesday.”

Questioning Oshiomole’s behavior, Atiku said: “This can only explain why the former APC National Chairman, who was disgraced out of office, continues as a chattering roller coaster and a musical chair politician who specializes in making unfounded comments and inventing fictitious claims against others just to draw undue attention to himself.

“Nigerians can recall how Oshiomhole in 2016 described Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as an impostor, a fake pastor, rusticated student, a career dropout, acid bath assailant, liar, treasury looter; an incompetent and questionable character, who is only good for night meetings and not fit to be the governor of Edo state, only to turn around in 2020 to state that these damaging allegations were mere political statements.

“Nigerians expect Adams Oshiomhole to note that the Presidential Campaign addresses serious issues and is not a platform for throwing tantrums and irresponsible commentaries.

“In any case, Nigerians will not be surprised to see Adams Oshiomhole turning around at Atiku Abubakar’s inevitable victory and inauguration on May 29, 2023, to condemn Asiwaju Tinubu and declare his current unsavory comments against Atiku Abubakar as mere political statements.

“If Oshiomhole has honour or means well for this nation, he ought to have resigned as Deputy Director General of Asiwaju/Shettima Presidential Campaign after series of shameful revelations of reported allegations touching on the integrity of the APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”

The Campaign Organization said: “It is important for Oshiomhole to note that Nigerians have moved beyond Tinubu as they have already attained consensus across the political, ethnic and religious divides to vote in Atiku Abubakar as a pan-Nigerian and unifier that will rescue our nation from the shambolic rule of the divisive, insensitive and corrupt APC.

“Of course, Nigerians have come to a consensus that our nation needs a visionary leader, like Atiku Abubakar, and certainly not a bat with its inadequacies, specie inconsistencies and aversion to light.”

 

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