The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has likened the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Bola Tinubu to a drug baron, Njenje Media News reports.
Atiku was responding to a claim by the spokesman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo. Keyamo had earlier called Atiku a bus conductor applying for a driver’s job.
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment said Atiku was only hanging onto the achievements of his former boss, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo. Keyamo stressed that the former Vice President has no achievement to sell to Nigerians ahead of the 2023 presidential election. He pointed out that Atiku can’t compare himself to Tinubu, who he likened to a driver for eight years.
According to Keyamo, while Atiku answered to Obasanjo for eight years, Tinubu was in charge of a State at the same time. Responding, Atiku, through his spokesman, Paul Ibe, rubbished Keyamo’s comment. In a tweet, Ibe likened Tinubu to a drug baron applying to head an anti-narcotics agency.
“Tinubu can be likened to a drug baron applying for the job of head of an anti-narcotics agency when other drug dealers are spending time in jail,” he tweeted.
It is quite comical to see two presidential camps attacking each other like this and as the days keep progressing, we expect that Nigerians will see more behaviours like this from the two presidential camps through their spokesmen.