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…Counsels Buhari to Focus on Issues and Stop Fretting

The attention of the PDP Presidential Campaign has been drawn to fresh
fabrications allegedly being sponsored by the Muhammadu Buhari
Presidency, in its unrelenting bid to tarnish the image of our
Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, since their realization that
Nigerians have reached a consensus to vote him in as their next

It is indeed despicable that President Buhari will continue to endorse
the spinning of lies by his handlers against another Presidential
candidate, including its false claims that Atiku Abubakar cannot travel
to the United States, which Nigerians have since seen to be mere

Is it not ludicrous that the Buhari Presidency has abandoned its
statutory duties and turned itself into a lying, “monitoring spirit” on
Atiku Abubakar and his movements, yet it has not been able to produce
any documentary evidence to substantiate its claims?

President Buhari’s fixation on Atiku Abubakar, to the extent of
sponsoring fabrications in a section of the media, only goes to show
that he is intimidated by our candidate’s resume, his overwhelming
popularity and policy direction, which have since amplified his
(President Buhari’s) incompetence and lack of direction, as a result of
which he is being rejected by the majority of Nigerians.

Atiku Abubakar is a global figure and is not inhibited, in any way
whatsoever, from traveling to any part of the world.

However, he is not prepared to make the sky his office, unlike President
Buhari, who unleashed a widely condemned taste for very expensive and
wasteful gallivanting with our national fleet, while Nigerians wallow in
abject poverty for neglect and abuse of resources.

In any case, the PDP refuses to lose sight of the fact that our campaign
is on the rescue mission and that Nigerians are looking up to our
candidate for direction.

As such, we will not allow the rejected Buhari Presidency to distract us
from our focus of repositioning and redirecting our nation to the path
of a united, peaceful, secure and prosperous nation where are all
citizens are happy and free.

The PDP Campaign therefore counsels President Buhari to note that
Nigerians have moved ahead with Atiku Abubakar as their next President.
He should therefore use the remaining days of his fading administration
to prepare answers for his misrule.

President Buhari should, by now, be providing answers for the over N11
trillion stolen under his watch, particularly in the petroleum sector
where he sits as minister; the alleged diversion of funds meant for the
purchase of weapons and welfare of our soldiers to finance his
re-election campaign as well as the neglect and insensitivity that led
to the escalation of killings and bloodletting in various parts of the
country under his rule.

President Buhari should provide answers for his incompetence and harsh
economic policies that plunged our economy into recession, leading to
high cost of living, loss of over 30 million jobs, acute poverty,
hunger, collapse of infrastructure in our country in the last three and
half years.

On our own part, the PDP will continue to focus on issue-based campaign
and run with practical answers to the myriad of challenges facing our
nation in line with the manifesto of our repositioned party and the
policy direction of our Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.


Kola Ologbondiyan
Director, Media & Publicity,
PDP Presidential Campaign Council