THE All Progressives Congress (APC) has again maintained that former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, sudden support for his former deputy and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, amount to a volte-face.
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Yekini Nabena, in a statement at the weekend claimed recent endorsement of the PDP presidential candidate by Chief Obasanjo whom he had described in unsavoury terms cast aspersion on the integrity of the former president.
Nabena recalled that Chief Obasanjo had once described Atiku Abubakar as a corrupt, disloyal and unpatriotic leader who was not fit and proper to handle the mantle of Nigerian leadership
He said: “Throughout their second tenure in office, (2003-2007) and until last fortnight former President Olusegun Obasanjo had described Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as a corrupt, disloyal and unpatriotic leader who was not fit and proper to handle the mantle of Nigerian leadership. Only recently, Obasanjo vowed that God would not forgive him if he supported the Presidential aspiration of Atiku as “it would amount to handing Nigeria over to sharks and looters.”
The APC Deputy spokesman further noted that it was appaling that Atiku whom Chief Obasanjo had accused of corruption had suddenly become a diligent man, whom sins have been forgiven and eminently qualified to govern Nigeria.
“It is this tendency towards indecision, insincerity, double talk and deception that has made Nigeria ridiculed in the eyes of the international community. A statesman is known for his principles and his statements are based on the strength of his convictions.
“When a supposed national leader makes declarations that are subject to change at any time based on his mood, such a leader loses his integrity and reliability.”
“Nigerians cannot be deceived, we have seen them all – Presidential Library, Bells and American University of Nigeria, Breweries and Shopping Malls, all established with largely public funds but privately owned by public officers.
Nabena extolled the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, zero tolerance for corruption, as he noted that “as a former Military Head of State and Petroleum Minister he made no attempt to acquire an oil well, private jet or estates in Nigeria and abroad.
“Muhammadu Buhari is definitely different from the double-faced candidates seeking election.”
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