PDP panicking over Tinubu’s visit to ex-president Jonathan says APC.
Glamtush reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday says the opposition People’s Democratic Party is in a panic over the recent visit of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The PDP had reacted to the closed-door meeting between the statesmen, which the camp of the former Lagos governor said was in continuation of his nationwide consultation with critical stakeholders.
This online newspaper learnt that according to the opposition party, the move was a ploy by both Tinubu and his running mate to distance themselves from the alleged failure of the administration President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
In a statement released on Monday by APC National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, the party accused the hierarchy of PDP of pressing the panic button because they were intimidated.
The statement read, “Rattled by the recent statesmanly visit of our Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the opposition People’s Democratic Party has hit the panic button in false alarm, saying the move won’t help our candidate and party.
“Again, the PDP proves itself as a party afflicted with chronic myopia, lacking in vision and incapable of recognizing the imperative of elevating the common good of our country above partisan quibbles. That party’s obsession with puerile partisanship blinds it to existential and strategic opportunities to heal old wounds, mend fences, and build bridges of national unity and harmony. Sadly, the PDP would rather fan the embers of hate and division.”
Morka stated that Tinubu’s consultative visit to the former President was a strategic move for national unity and cohesion, adding that it was a move worthy of commendation and emulation.
According to him, the ‘infantile’ outburst on the parley of the two political leaders by the same PDP that claimed to be on a self-styled mission to unify Nigeria only betrays the party’s extreme hypocrisy and folly.
“The PDP’s track record of 16 years of misrule, corruption and squandermania, remains indelible in the consciousness of Nigerians. Contrary to PDP’s laughable claim that the duo of Tinubu and Shettima are distancing themselves from President Buhari’s administration, it is on record that this government deftly managed two economic recessions and pulled the nation back from the precipice where PDP’s years of atrocious rule left it hanging precariously.
“Our party and its Presidential Candidate are seeking the mandate of Nigerians to consolidate on the foundation of restoration and greatness that has been laid across all sectors by the Buhari administration. The PDP and its co-peddlers of hate and disunity cannot stop this noble aspiration,” he said.