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PDP jabs Tinubu over comments against Obasanjo

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reprimanded former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, over his comments against former President Olusegun Obasanjo, describing it as disrespectful, reckless, unguarded and indecorous.

The party, in a statement yesterday by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, noted: “Tinubu in his tirade against the former president sounded like a disrobed ruler facing a pang of defeat as he watches his empire being legitimately taken.

“It is shocking that the Asiwaju of Lagos can be in cahoots with President Muhammadu Buhari, a known anti-democrat, who has always been in league with all known dictators, while at the same time claiming to be on the side of democrats.”

The opposition party said “it is however not a surprise that Tinubu is in severe pain because Obasanjo exposed their rigging plans.”

It claimed that Tinubu’s reliance on rigging was typified in the Osun State gubernatorial election where results were allegedly manipulated in order not to “disgrace” the fading politics of the Asiwaju of Lagos.

PDP’s statement further reads: “Let it be placed on record that the story of that election has not been fully told by Tinubu in his snide remarks against Obasanjo. He chose to be silent on that phone call, which was clandestinely put across to Abuja, consequent upon which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared an election already won by the PDP inconclusive. Since the matter is in court, we will not join Tinubu in abusing court processes.”

Ologbondiyan stated that Obasanjo, contrary to the APC national leader’s claims, did not at any time assure PDP that he held sway in the southwest and as such would deliver Osun to the party.

“It is also important to state that the people’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar, did not also claim to have rigged election in the southwest. However, if Tinubu today denies his affinity with Atiku, which is well known in the entire nation, then he can deny even his own existence,” PDP added.


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