There seems, by all accounts, to be no foreseeable upside to the public disagreement between the Presidential up-and-comer of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu and his rival in the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
In light of an assertion credited to the Tinubu Campaign Organization; in which it blamed Atiku for lying about his past record of resistance to the Muslim ticket, the Atiku Media Office, on Sunday, said it identifies with Tinubu, on the grounds that “his memory is no longer what it used to be.”
This was contained in an explanation endorsed by Atiku’s Media Adviser, Mazi Paul Ibe.
Atiku noticed that the reaction from the Tinubu camp to his meeting on Arise TV, which he portrayed as “packed with rash language,” merits a reaction.
Ibe said, “The previous Vice President has chosen to answer the cases made by Asiwaju.”
He said, “On the issue of Atiku Abubakar proposing to make Bola Tinubu his running mate in 2007, the Waziri says as a legislator, which he accepts Asiwaju Bola Tinubu likewise is, or ought to be, it is relevant that they utilize mild language consistently.
” It not just shows that they are prepared and developed, all the more significantly, it is a decent mark of qualification for office.
“Also, for that reason it is our aim to answer Asiwaju’s assertion on Atiku Abubakar’s Arise TV interview, not in the somewhat rude way that he managed the PDP official competitor, yet in estimated tones.
“The significant allegation made by Asiwaju Tinubu is that the Waziri Adamawa offered him the chance of being his running mate in 2007, and that implies that the previous Vice President was not then aware of Nigeria’s strict and ethnic variety, offering his expressions during the Arise TV interview misleading.
“We wouldn’t agree that that Bola Tinubu has lied. Rather, it is our longing to assume the best about him, and accept that his memory may not be what it used to be.
“Nigerians might need to take note of that on 14 September, 2005, the then US Consul General, Brian L. Browne, drafted a notice, spilled through Wikileaks, wherein he expressed that Bola Tinubu was conspiring to be a running mate to either Atiku Abubakar or Muhammadu Buhari.
“This is further generally substantiated by the ensuing political history of Nigeria. Biographers of President Muhammadu Buhari have differently related how that Bola Tinubu made a similar solicitation of then Presidential competitor Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.
“In his 2016 Authorized life story of President Muhammadu Buhari named ‘Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria’, Professor John Paden, an American, expounded on the issue as follows:
“Tinubu, a previous legislative leader of Lagos State and political ‘guardian’ of the South-West international zone, felt he ought to be the bad habit official up-and-comer.”
The abovementioned, Ibe said, obviously shows a personal conduct standard here. “Thus, in the event that anybody is “off the wall from reality” (to get Asiwaju Tinubu’s words), it positively isn’t Atiku Abubakar.
“Anyway, on the off chance that Bola Tinubu can fail to remember the name of his own ideological group, for what reason will he not additionally fail to remember what happened in 2007 and 2015? We truly do feel for him.
“The reality stays that in a delicate and ethnically different country, for example, our own, strict and ethnic equilibrium should be seen at the most significant levels, and from that point stream downwards.
“That is the thing Atiku Abubakar said during his meeting with Arise TV on Thursday, July 21, 2022, and he remains on that guideline and will proceed to so remain without conciliatory sentiment to anybody.
“From the renouncing, obviously His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar’s memory and memory of the occasion has been supported by numerous, free, and detached outsiders, and on the off chance that this were a courtroom, this issue would have been viewed as demonstrated without question.
“We might likewise want to remind Nigerians that despite the fact that numerous sources have affirmed that Bola Tinubu frantically campaigned to be made Buhari’s representative in a Muslim ticket, Bola Tinubu himself denied this on June 22, 2022, and on second thought blamed President Buhari for offering him the place of Vice President.
“Which is the very same misleading claim he has made against Atiku Abubakar. This is an example of conduct. Not taking ownership of his activities.
“Subsequently, we trust this settles the matter, and that friendliness can be anticipated hereafter from the restricting camp.”
The Atiku group communicated trust that the Tinubu Campaign will from now on utilize calm language in its reaction to issues.