The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has taken a swipe at Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC.
The party called on the former Lagos state governor to address concerns about his ''name, age and educational qualification, because it a ''huge baggage to the APC.''
PDP said this while reacting to a comment by Tinubu that the opposition party is dead.
In a statement released by its spokesperson, Debo Ologunagna, the PDP said;
“From Bola Tinubu’s incoherent discourse, he appears to be battling with issues of ethical challenges and ineligibility to contest election on account of inconsistencies in his educational qualifications, name, ancestry, age, corruption allegations among myriads of issues.
Asiwaju is a huge baggage to the APC. He should know that because of him there is a daily exodus of millions of APC members across the country into the PDP.
In the last one month, over 5 million APC members have defected to the PDP. In the Lagos State axis, his supposed stronghold, close to one million APC members have decamped to the PDP since his emergence as APC Presidential Candidate.
It is distressing that Asiwaju Tinubu speaks like someone under the influence with incoherent discourse and absence of mind that further expose a lack of capacity for leadership especially at the Presidential level.”Ologunagba said
PDP said the party is not only alive and existing, but also ''strong, united and focused on its mission to rescue, rebuild and redirect the nation from the misrule of the APC.''
“It is rather shameful that the APC Presidential Candidate alluded to the nation’s railway system, which was revitalised by the PDP administration but painfully surrendered to terrorists and bandits by the APC government.
Nigerians gave Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu the benefit of the doubt but he failed them by engineering a deceitful government leading to the ugly indices of insecurity and bloodletting, economic hardship, unemployment, disunity and low life expectancy imposed on our nation in the last seven years.
He should know that Nigerians are aware that he is in the Presidential race not to serve but to gain control of the nation’s treasury so as to expand his exploitative enterprise and economic empire beyond Lagos State.
The APC presidential Candidate has not responded to allegations that he is the promoter of the increase in VAT, electricity tariff, import duties, Stamp Duty, fuel price hike as well as other exploitative tolls by the APC federal government, from which he allegedly benefits through many stooges in the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and other revenue generating agencies of government.
This is because Nigerians have recognised the PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar as the solution our nation needs at this moment while Asiwaju has been identified as ‘Another Problem Coming (APC).”the statement in part read