Tinubu’s APC cabal is controlling Buhari – PDP

by Panshak Ibrahim

The ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party, has alleged that a cabal controlled by APC National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is responsible for the selection of the running mate of the opposition party’s presidential candidate, Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari.

The party made the allegation through a statement released on Sunday, December 14, where it said that Buhari had surrendered his powers and first official assignment of choosing a running mate to the cabal.

In the statement released by the National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said: “In surrendering his prerogative of choosing his running mate, Buhari has confirmed that he is being appropriated and compromised to serve a personal and narrow group interest of a cabal on whose ticket he emerged as a presidential candidate.”

It alleged that the “APC cabal under the command of Tinubu tampered with all the rules of their party to achieve their selfish agenda of planting surrogates in all strategic positions to enable Tinubu expand his economic and political frontiers the way and manner he did in Lagos State.”

“Indeed, the possible calculation of this cabal, if they ever get to power, is to choke up Buhari and ultimately frustrate him out of office thereby allowing Tinubu to have total control of the economic and political interests of the nation. Therefore the question the citizens want answered remains, ‘is Tinubu the face of the so-called change the APC wants to bequeath to Nigerians?” the statement added.

Tinubu has, however, responded to the allegations, describing it as a cheap attempt by the PDP to bring down Buhari. He also added that the ruling party is afraid of Buhari’s influence, saying that he is too big to be controlled by anyone.

Tinubu’s media aide, Mr. Sunday Dare, disclosed that Buhari’s running mate would emerge after wide consultation with several party stakeholders.

He said: “Buhari was selected by the APC national convention because of his qualities. He is a man of principle. He is a man committed to the nation. His overriding concern is the well-being of Nigeria and Nigerians. A man of such principle and leadership presence cannot be anybody’s godson.”

“We will do our own internal consultations and arrive at a ticket we believe is best suited to govern Nigeria. If they are so interested in who we pick they are free to quit their bankrupt party and join the party that offers the best hope for this nation and its future. Those who claim he (Buhari) is a puppet do grave insult to an outstanding patriot and millions of Nigerians who support him.”

“The PDP would do better if they spent their time trying to fix their rickety ship after such dismal primaries than to cast stones at APC’s more democratic and genuine process. They speak in this manner because they are afraid the APC will confront them with a ticket they cannot beat by fair means.”


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