By Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRI—The national leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, has been tasked to “explain how and why the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, suddenly became corrupt after leaving the APC family”.
The national chairman of Vote for Atiku Initiative, VAI, Mr. Ifeanyi Maduako who gave the charge yesterday during a press conference in Owerri, expressed shock at the way Tinubu has been attacking Atiku, since the electioneering campaign started.
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“VAI is alarmed over the way and manner the APC chieftain has been attacking Atiku, since the electioneering campaign started”, Maduka said.
He further queried that “if Atiku is corrupt, as Tinubu and APC want Nigerians to believe, why was he given the Presidential ticket of the defunct Action Congress, which Tinubu controlled in 2007?”
Maduako did not equally understand why the APC family refused to brand Atiku as corrupt, throughout the time he was an APC loyalist.
“Why did Tinubu and APC refuse to brand Atiku as corrupt, throughout the time he was an APC member?”, Maduako sought to know.
The group leader admonished Tinubu to reciprocate Atiku’s kind gesture to him, especially now that the PDP flag bearer needs his friendship most.
“The pertinent question Tinubu should ask himself is what was President Muhammadu Buhari’s contribution to his political life, prior to 2015″, Maduako said.