2023: Tinubu replies Atiku after mocking him over ‘placeholder’ running mate

Atiku and Tinubu

All Progressive Congress, APC, presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has replied to his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, for mocking him over ‘placeholder” running mate ahead of the 2023 election.

Atiku had mocked his opponents over their delay in producing their “permanent” running mates within the time frame stipulated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In a statement, Atiku said the office of the presidency does not need someone who hesitates to decide to pick his running mate.

The former Vice President lambasted his opposition candidates, especially, Tinubu of the APC, Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party, LP.

He described their actions as lacking clarity and inability to make decisions at a critical time to pick their permanent running mates.

“The office of the presidency needs someone who has the clarity to make decisions without hesitation.”

“In developed democratic countries, the process and picking of a running mate by a presidential candidate is a step to understanding the capacity of a candidate and his capability to do the job”

Reacting through his spokesman, Tunde Rahman, the APC Presidential candidate, told BBC that the PDP should focus more on resolving its internal crisis.

“The PDP should pay attention to resolving their internal crisis, they failed to fulfill all their internal promises.”

“They should stop the propaganda campaign on Muslim-Muslim ticket, amongst others,” Tinubu’s spokesman said.

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