The Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organisation have claimed that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu have abandoned the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
According to The Vanguard, this was stated by the spokesperson of the Atiku-Okowa Campaign, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, on Wednesday.
He pointed out that the absence of these two influential APC leaders from Asiwaju Tinubu’s first rally following the official flag-off in Jos, Plateau State, may be evidence to support rumors that his Party leaders have already abandoned his presidential campaign.
He claimed that Tinubu’s inability to sufficiently explain his connection to a drug trafficking case in which he was fined a whopping $460,000 is largely to blame for this.
Ologbondiyan said, “It is apparent that President Buhari and Sen. Adamu may be tactically avoiding the damage of being held responsible for parading a candidate that has failed to explain his links with narcotics drug money.
“From all indications, APC leaders and Nigerians are now distancing themselves from the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign because of the blight cast by the narcotic trafficking case as well as other disgraceful indictment which the APC Presidential Candidate and his running mate, Sen. Kashim Shettima, has not been able to extricate themselves from.
“Already, Nigerians are expressing concerns on how President Buhari, who as a military Head of State, some 38 years ago, ordered the execution of drug couriers would be marketing a Presidential candidate in whose account a suspected $460,000 linked to narcotic drug was forfeited.“
Tinubu was advised by the PDP Campaign to pay attention to the handwriting on the wall, which it claimed indicates that he is only surrounded by paid sycophants, flatterers, and minions who will also desert him prior to the scheduled election date of February 25, 2023.