The Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, has addressed the issue of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), using the face of Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to campaign in some northern States.
Spokesperson of the PDP Campaign Council, Daniel Bwala said it did not emanate from Atiku Abubakar or his campaign team, however, it may be from a PDP governor.
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He made the clarification during an interview on the Arise Television Morning Show programme on Thursday, January 5, 2023.
A video which trended on social media showed bags of rice bearing the face of Obi with the logo of the PDP. Another one also showed PDP campaign posters with the LP candidate’s face pasted in Bauchi state.
However, Bwala suggested that it might have been done by Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state who he learnt joint the G-5 Governors.
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He said; “That is not true to have emanated from us. Why I am saying that is because if you go to Bauchi now, people are even reporting that the Governor of Bauchi State is with the G-5. So, could he be behind that? Certainly no.”
In other political news, Presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state was right when he referred to the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), candidate, Atiku Abubakar as a man that lacks integrity.
According to Tinubu, the former Vice President has nothing to offer Nigerians because he was part of the PDP’s 16-year rule that plundered Nigeria’s wealth.
The APC candidate was speaking during the presidential campaign rally in Kano state on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.
Tinubu said Atiku is deceiving Nigerians and he urged the people of Kano not to allow themselves be fooled into voting PDP back to power.
He said: “Neither Atiku nor his party can keep their promise. Tell me how they will keep their promise to the nation. No wonder their party is in tatters! Governor Wike was right when he talked about a lack of integrity, saying ‘look at the man and his history.’
“We can make Nigeria better, safer, and more prosperous. We can educate our youth, feed our people and put an end to fear. We can do these things. We can move you forward.
“But the others cannot. They want to hold you back so that only they can move forward. They offer nothing but fake promises and easy answers that hold no water. All they can show you is how to hate your fellow Nigerian and reject your neighbour.”
Wike earlier attacked Atiku by accusing him of refusing to honour the rotational policy of the PDP and refusing to prevail on the National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu to resign.