2019: Atiku’s men attack Tinubu, say his fall his near
Tinubu living a jungle life…his certificate, parental background, other credentials questionable – Sowunmi
Some of the ardent supporters of the presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] , Atiku Abubakar, have launched an onslaught against the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu – thefrom political grace was imminent.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja, spokesman of Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, Segun Sowunmi, said Tinubu’s remarks about the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, was self delusional.
He said: “It is only a man of questionable pedigree whose certificate are dogged with a lot of confusion;whose parental background is pretty much unknown; whose state of origin is opaque and unclear that can understand how life is in the jungle.
“If Asiwaju Bola Tinubu means that his life is in a jungle, we want to say to him that pride goes before a fall.Those who disdain men that are going to contend with them for the goodwill and votes of the Nigerian people with careless talk is what we find even with Buhari.
“I pity him (Tinubu) because his arrogance will fall-off his eyes like a scale when the votes are counted in 2019. Let him just understand that nobody is going to allow them run a chaotic, opaque and corruption-marred election. Let me also tell them that INEC will not help them. We shall all meet on the day of the election. bola can deceive himself but Nigerians are not easily deceived.”
He further said his principal would, if given the mandate in 2019 and beyond, do four things for Nigerians- job creation, expansion of the economy, uniting the country through restructuring, and overhaul of the country’s security architecture.
Similarly, Doyin Okupe, declared that the opposition party will retire the former Lagos State Governor into his “political shrine at Bourdillon” in 2019.
Okupe said this while berating Tinubu over his comment rubbishing the strategic meeting the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar had with some eminent personalities in Dubai.
Tinubu, had yesterday said, “We don’t fear. Whether it is in the jungle, or it is in Dubai or it is in Abu Dhabi, people are free to meet and strategise in any way they want but we are not going back to the illusion of the PDP.
Okupe in a statement he posted on his Facebook said: “The comments made by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the APC concerning Alhaji Atiku’s prospects in the coming 2019 presidential elections are essentially not meant for the serious-minded, and quite unexpected from the leader of a party in power whose popularity and national acceptability are receding faster than the waters of lake Chad.
“Asiwaju’s statement is extremely presumptuous. It assumes that he as a person or whatever political platform he stands on will have anything to do with who emerges as president in 2019.
“I assure Asiwaju that he does not, and will not have any serious influence on who will emerge as president after the 2019 elections. He had such opportunity in 2015 but it was wasted on a moribund, unproductive and lacklustre presidency.
“Hence, it is a fact that Asiwaju had a tremendous influence and did play a significant role in the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.
“This was due to the fact that he and the APC were able to successfully hoodwink the Nigerian electorates into wrongly believing that the incumbent at that time was weak, inept and clueless.
“The prevailing feeling in Nigeria then was that a change was necessary to “save” the country.
“However, things are quite different now. Without prompting, propaganda or mass-brainwashing, Nigerians have come to realise that a victory for Buhari in 2019 is an existential threat not only to the peaceful coexistence of the nation, but also to individual wellbeing and survival of families, breadwinners and jobs across the country.
“Based on this undeniable fact, Tinubu, APC and their candidate, Muhammadu Buhari have lost the elections even before the set date.
Asiwaju should not worry about where ATIKU is holding meetings to unseat Buhari, or where ATIKU is “going” in 2019. Rather, he should seriously give urgent thoughts to his own destination after 2019.
“I want to assure him (Tinubu) that the PDP will retire him gracefully to his political shrine at Bourdillon. While the expired and rejected product he is dutifully carrying to the political market in 2019 heads to Daura; hale and hearty.”