Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has stated that the People's Democratic Party, PDP, mismanaged the country for 16 years following the emergence of Atiku Abubakar winning the recently concluded primary.
In a statement Sunday morning , Mr Tinubu, congratulated Atiku for his victory at the keenly contested primary and praised his political experience and patriotism.
He however threw a challenge at the former vice president, saying he and his party will have to explain why Nigerians should give them “another opportunity, after squandering 16 years at the central government, without much to show”.
“Nigerians are yet to forget the national ruin and mismanagement of our country for 16 years by successive PDP administration and this bad memory will dog the campaign of the PDP Candidate,” Mr Tinubu said via the statement by the Director, Media, and Communication of his campaign organisation, Bayo Onanuga.
The former Lagos governor also said he was looking forward to squaring up with Atiku “as a worthy opponent in the coming presidential election”.
Mr Tinubu is a frontline presidential aspirant on the platform of the ruling APC which will hold its primary next week.
With the PDP picking its candidate from the North which has more registered voters than the south, it remains unclear if the APC will be bold enough to nominate Mr Tinubu from the south as its flagbearer for the election.