The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has replied his counterpart in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, over a comment he made at the weekend.
Naija News reported that Tinubu, while speaking on Sunday at an interactive session with members of the Tijjaniyyah sect in Kano State, had said he won’t be a part-time president who will share his time between Dubai and Nigeria.
The APC presidential candidate’s comment was apparently directed at the former Vice President who spent most of his time between the United Arab Emirates and Nigeria.
Reacting to the comment, Atiku’s spokesman, Paul Ibe, said Nigerians should not take a presidential candidate whose health and academic qualifications are shrouded in secrecy seriously.
He stated that the early years and family background of the former Governor of Lagos State is not known to the people because they are kept as secret.
Ibe described the APC presidential flag bearer as a comedian who should not be taken seriously, adding that the process of selecting a president is not a jamboree.
He said: “The president of Nigeria, the most populous country in the black continent is not for comedians.
“The process of selecting a president is not a jamboree so the earlier the APC puts its house together and starts by having a council in place. They shouldn’t be taken seriously because of their inability to organise.
“Nobody should take the candidate of that party (APC) seriously. No one should take a candidate and a party whose health situation, early school, and early years are all shrouded in secrecy. No one should take such a candidate seriously.”