By Aare Abiodun Oluwarotimi, Reporting for Nigerian Concord Newspaper
Facts have emerged that President Muhammadu Buhari has distanced himself from the nationwide campaigns of the presidential candidate of his party (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu because the candidate lacks integrity.
Nigerian Concord Newspaper gathered that several allegations bordering on corruption, perjury, identity theft, inconsistencies in name as well as alleged narcotics offence, for which he forfeited a gargantuan sum of $460,000 to the United States of America are reasons Buhari and the Aso Rock canals have decided not to attend any of Bola Tinubu’s campaigns in any part of the country.
Speaking on the development in a press statement obtained by this newspaper, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, Spokesperson
Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organisation said that it was unfortunate that Tinubu who faces Al these allegations could muster the courage to address any gathering whatsoever on the issue of integrity.
According to Ologbondiyan, Tinubu’s total lack of integrity has forced President Muhammadu Buhari to stay away from his presidential campaign.
“Is it not an absurdity that a presidential candidate that is beleaguered by several allegations bordering on corruption, perjury, identity theft, inconsistencies in name as well as alleged narcotics offence, for which he forfeited a gargantuan sum of $460,000 to the United States of America, could muster the courage to address any gathering whatsoever on the issue of integrity” he said in the statement.
The statement further reads: “Has Asiwaju Tinubu defended the identity theft of the picture of former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, which was deliberately used by his campaign organization to portray him as a bright young man?
“The Atiku/Okowa campaign says the continuous absence of President Buhari at the APC presidential campaigns showcases a concern by Mr President that Tinubu, because of his lack of integrity, will lose a free, fair and credible poll at the February 25 presidential election.
“Our campaign also holds that President Buhari is distancing himself from the Tinubu’s campaign because of the inability of the APC presidential candidate to provide convincing explanation on his links to the alleged forfeiture of $460,000 to the United States authorities in a narcotics related matter.
“We therefore counsel Tinubu to stop dishing empty promises to Nigerians since compatriots are yet to recover from similar events which he led in the past.
“We urge Nigerians to continue to give their support to the leading presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the collective drive to rescue and rebuild our nation”