Buhari has been on panic mode over Atiku – PDP
ABUJA- The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Monday chided President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC for allegedly waging a campaign of calumny against its Presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, saying Nigerians have resolved to elect the former Vice President. The party said the “woeful performance” of President Muhammadu Buhari in office will remain the referendum for the 2019 presidential election regardless of moves on the part of the ruling party to compromise the electoral process. In a statement issued by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan yesterday, the party tasked the Presidency to focus on delivering services to the people rather than dwelling on Atiku all day. The statement read: “It is shameful that instead of channelling the nation’s resources to productive ventures, the APC and the Presidency have remained fixated on Atiku Abubakar, even when it has become clear that Nigerians can no longer be deceived, having seen through their lies, fabrications and beguilement. “Nigerians are also aware that since the emergence of Atiku as our Presidential candidate; the attendant spontaneous jubilation across the country and massive influx of millions of supporters into our party, the Presidency has been on panic mode, knowing that President Buhari is no match for our candidate. “Having failed in the attempt to paint and label Atiku as corrupt, the APC has now started creating seemingly independent groups to commence a fresh attack on the personal image of our candidate.” The party claimed that it is aware of an alleged procurement of devious groups and individuals, who have been “paid millions of naira, to attempt to directly impugn on the character and reputation of our candidate with a view to bringing him to public disrepute ahead of the elections” adding that “two top officials of the APC, two Presidential aides and two APC governors have been detailed to coordinate this agenda against our candidate.” Their strategies include using the procured groups and hirelings to release strings of fabrications against our candidate ahead of the elections. “Their strategies include using the procured groups and hirelings to release strings of fabrications against our candidate ahead of the elections. “The PDP therefore counsels the APC and the Buhari Presidency to get ready to face an imminent electoral indignation and defeat from Nigerians as rewards for their basket of unfulfilled promises and empty scorecards. “These desperate plots to divert attention from manifest failures and incompetence in governance will not work,” the PDP said.