By Our Reporter
The spokesperson for the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, said the scare-mongering tactics deployed by the PDP will never bring down the presidential candidate of the APC, Bola Tinubu.
Keyamo, however, demanded an apology from the PDP over the comment made against Tinubu.
PDP Presidential Campaign Council had accused Tinubu of being desperate to become president by hook or crook.
The spokesperson for the PDP Presidential Campaign Management Committee, Senator Dino Melaye, said, “The desperation of Tinubu to be President of Nigeria at all cost, by all means, and by crook and hook, was eloquently evidenced in his charge during his woeful outing in London.”
Melaye claimed that Tinubu played dumb when asked critical questions on governance, but suddenly roared into vibrancy threatening to snatch power.
Melaye then asked, “How else will power be snatched through the ballot box if not a resort to violence, electoral violation, and other unorthodox methods of grabbing power.”
However, Keyamo in a press statement titled released on Friday, said Melaye and PDP’s comments were undemocratic.
Keyamo added that PDP was devising a plot to bring down the APC presidential candidate through “unnecessary scare-mongering tactics and crass vituperations.”
The minister stressed that “This is what they employed and engaged in before the 2019 election which led to their crushing defeat.”
He said, “Instead of concentrating on the disaster presently ravaging their party and praying to God to just survive as a going entity after the 2023 elections, we are confronted by such an irresponsible statement.”
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment added that Tinubu was a thoroughbred democrat and one of the major architects of the democracy the PDP and Nigerians enjoyed today.
“He should be the very last of the presidential candidates to be accused of undemocratic conduct or underhand dealings in the electoral process.
“These same characters who issued the statement were behind the poor showing of the PDP in 2019.
“They are doing the same thing the same way again and expect a different result. With a disjointed party, divided governors, and a comatose campaign, the PDP should realize the game is up. They are already finding excuses for their defeat,” he maintained.
Keyamo further sought the party to tender their unreserved apology to Tinubu for their comment.