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APC: PDP’s claim on Osinbajo, Tinubu, an act of desperation

APC: PDP’s claim on Osinbajo, Tinubu, an act of desperation
February 28
18:28 2015

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted the allegation that Yemi Osinbajo, running mate of Muhmmadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the party, was planning to hand over to Bola Tinubu, APC national leader, if the opposition party wins the forthcoming general election.

Describing the claim of the ruling party as an attempt to divert attention from the success of Buhari’s outing at Chatham House on Thursday, APC said PDP was becoming jittery of its chances at the poll.

On Friday, Femi Fani-Kayode, director, media and publicity PDP presidential campaign, accused OSinbajo of having sworn to an oath to Tinubu that he would handover to him within six months if APC wins the presidential election.

“The real reason Tinubu nominated Osinbajo has been made known to us and we hereby offer a public service to the Nigerian people by drawing national attention to it,” he said.

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“Tinubu, according to our information, has compelled Osinbajo to swear to an oath that after six months in office, he would resign as the vice president, in the unlikely event that their party wins.

But in a statement issued by Lai Mohammed, APC’s national publicity secretary, in London on Saturday, the party said the PDP and the Jonathan administration still do not have any answer to what has now become an epochal moment that has separated the wheat from the chaff.

“They have thrown everything imaginable at Gen. Buhari, but he has continued to wax stronger and stronger: They said he was not qualified, that he was too old, then they fabricated a medical report of an illness of their own choice, sponsored death wish adverts against him and instituted a myriad of court cases to stop him,” the statement read.

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“After they failed to stop him, they went after the election itself, using the PVCs as a tool to launch a campaign for postponement and, when they realised that would not work, came up with the bogey of insecurity in the north-east to force a postponement of the election, hoping they can buy enough time to revive their electoral misfortune.

“With everything working against them, they engaged in a show of shame at The Chatham House that backfired badly, on the heels of their bare-faced lies that Gen. Buhari was hospitalised in London. The preposterous claim of a secret oath – reminiscent of what they do in their own party – by the apparently ailing spokesman of the Jonathan Campaign Organization, Femi Fani-Kayode, is their latest desperate act.”

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