The PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, accuses President Muhammadu Buhari of attacking the opposition in a TV broadcast to Nigerians on Thursday evening.
According to Atiku, Buhari’s conducts and latest negative comments against opposition elements in his nationwide broadcast does not reflect the attributes of a leader who is seeking to be re-elected for another term of office. Atiku pointed out that a review of comments on Buhari’s Facebook page to the broadcast shows that many Nigerians are advocating for a regime change. He described President Muhammadu Buhari’s broadcast to Nigerians as a farewell speech that is less than a presidential address to the nation. Shortly after the speech, Atiku in a statement on Thursday, February 14, through his special assistant on publication, Phrank Shaibu, faulted what he described as the president’s attack on the opposition in his nationwide broadcast.
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According to Atiku “We see President Muhammadu Buhari’s attack on the opposition in his nationwide broadcast on Thursday night, as part of the many gaffes which have come to define last days of the Buhari’s Presidency, rather than an address to be taken seriously by Nigerians,” he said
In comparison to the comments on HE, Atiku’s page to his Facebook Live broadcast in the morning, the contrast could not be greater. The final verdict is in the hands and fingers of the millions of voters this Saturday,” the statement read.
“As our candidate, HE Atiku said in his final message of the campaign ‘Even if you are not voting for me, still come out to vote on Saturday. It is about Nigeria, not Atiku Abubakar. It is about you and your future.’” “So, we appeal to every eligible voter to express their will and contribute to our democracy.” In a related development, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, said on Thursday, February 14, in Lagos that the APC would send the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, into retirement on Saturday, February 16, for the good of Nigeria.
He said this in a statement by his media officer, Tunde Rahman. Tinubu also said that the election was more than a contest between President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, but for the good and betterment of the country at large.