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PDP accuses Buhari, APC of hawking 2023 presidency

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of enticing the South East and South West geo-political zones with the 2023 presidency in exchange for votes in the general elections.

In a statement released by the spokesman, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Kassim Afebua, the party described APC as desperate to cling to power.

“In its desperation to hang on to power, despite its abysmal failure so far, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the presidency have resorted to trading with the 2023 presidency, promising both the South East and South West of the 2023 presidency in exchange for votes.

“Giving out two promises has exposed the insincerity and dubious intention of the Buhari-led federal government to the people of the South East and South West geo-political zones, with empty promises of bequeathing power to the two zones at the same time in 2023. This is why Nigerians cannot take the APC and the Buhari presidency seriously any longer, as we prepare for the 2019 election.”

The statement recalled that Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, had said at the APC campaign in Owerri that the president would hand over power to a South-easterner in 2023, while calling on the people to support Mr. President. Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had also told leaders of the South West to support Buhari’s re-election so as to get the presidency in 2023.

Meanwhile, PDP Board of Trustees (BoT) chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin, has condemned those insinuating that the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, could not speak his native Fulani language.

Jibril, in a statement yesterday, particularly fingered the members of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore of accusing Atiku of inability to express himself in his mother tongue, demanding full apology from the group.

The BoT boss said the views portrayed by the opponents of Atiku “therefore is an imagination of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore and not a true stand or belief of Atiku Abubakar, our PDP presidential candidate.”

According to him, the whole Fulani in Nigeria and Atiku demand an apology from Kautal Hore for portraying Atiku as someone who does not know Fulani history.

“For the information of all Nigerians, there are 700 Fulani categories and clans, among many that cannot speak Fulfulde.”


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