Tinubu’s candidacy built on grand scam – Atiku PCC

Tinubu’s candidacy built on grand scam – Atiku PCC

Special Assistant to Atiku Abubakar on Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu, has said that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC, Bola Tinubu entire candidacy is built on a grand scam, describing him as the surface that appears to be alive but is being empowered by strings from a team backstage.

Shaibu stated that in the unfortunate event that he becomes president, Tinubu’s presidency will be run by a cabal pulling the strings from backstage which is not about effective delegation but neglect of duty.

The special assistant disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday saying that the disgraceful campaign of the APC candidate has reached its depths at Chatham House in London where he was expected to have sold himself.

He stated, “Six long months after emerging as the candidate of the party, the self-styled Lagos godfather has continued to avoid any public engagement with other candidates because his intelligence pales in comparison to theirs.

“He avoided an engagement at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce Industry; he evaded the town hall organized by the Alumni Association of the Lagos Business School and even that of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

“Lately, he avoided the town hall organized by Arise Television and other media houses. The Chatham House event was therefore an opportunity to redeem himself but once again he fell short.

Continuing, he stated, “It is baffling that Tinubu could not defend his manifesto which he launched amid fanfare. His action was like a final-year student calling on his colleagues to come to help him defend his project. Utterly disgraceful!

“Tinubu also could not respond to questions on healthcare and even the economy despite claiming to have developed Lagos. Rather, he nominated the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila; Betty Edu and Wale Edun to do so on his behalf. No wonder he is not brave enough to attend debates. He cannot hold his own. For a man who constantly says Emi lo kan (it is my turn), it is ironic that he suddenly discovers that it is not his turn when it is time to answer serious questions.

“Without mincing words, Bola Tinubu’s entire candidacy is built on a grand scam and being empowered by strings from a team backstage.

“In the unfortunate event that he becomes President, Tinubu’s Presidency will be run by a cabal pulling the strings from backstage. This is not about effective delegation but the dereliction of duty. The warning signs are there for Nigerians to see.

The aide further revealed that “the country is facing arguably its worst crisis since the civil war. Unemployment is at 33 per cent, at least 133 million Nigerians live in abject poverty, the exchange rate even at the official market is at an all-time low, debt is at an all-time high, and oil revenue has dried up, according to the CBN. Nigeria cannot risk another failed Presidency.

“It is only in Africa that persons who are unfit for offices on account of ill health insist on holding offices even at the expense of the wellbeing of the economy and the citizenry.

“This country deserves a very healthy person. The office of the President is not for sick people. Tinubu has tried his best but he is now weak and tired and should be allowed to go home and take a deserved rest while I urge the electorate to vote for Atiku Abubakar at next year’s poll, as the former Vice President is the only candidate that has got what it takes to turn around the fortunes of Nigeria.’’ He said.