The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), not to be part of the “smear campaign and unsavoury comments” against Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate.
The party gave the warning while reacting to Tinubu’s comment on Abubakar when he visited Aso Rock on Wednesday.
Tinubu had said whether Abubakar and PDP leaders visited Dubai or the jungle for strategy meeting, the country would not go back “to the illusion of the PDP” which allegedly had misruled Nigeria for 16 years.
The PDP said as an elder, Tinubu should not reduce his pedigree by engaging in “indecorous utterances which has become the trademark of his dysfunctional party”.
“It is also instructive to state that a person of Asiwaju status can conduct his political activities without recourse to indecent language that is lacking in respect for a personality, such as Atiku, whom Nigerians, across board, have generally resolved to be their next President,” the statement read.
“For the avoidance of doubt, despite the ludicrous disposition of APC and its leaders towards the 2019 Election campaign, the repositioned PDP and our presidential candidate remain committed to our promise to focus on solutions to the myriad of problems facing our people and transform their lives for the better.
“The PDP, therefore, cautioned Tinubu to redirect the discourse of his party to productive issues instead of this unbridled resort to lies, deception, beguilement, propaganda, smear campaign and uncouth language, which Nigerians now resent.”