Tinubu should go and rest, Chatham House outing a disgrace – Atiku

The Atiku/Okowa Campaign Council has said the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s outing at the Chatham House, London was disgraceful.

A statement by spokesperson of the PDP presidential campaign organisation, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Monday, said the outing is a confirmation to Nigerians and the world that Tinubu has no business contesting for the highest office in Nigeria.

He alleged that the APC flagbearer, if elected, intends to transfer the onerous task of governing the nation to proxies and cabals.

The PDP campaign urged Tinubu to take time to rest and attend to himself rather than engage in public gaffes. Ologbondiyan enjoined the former Lagos state governor’s handlers to stop exposing him to ridicule by pushing him to make public appearances.

He said; “Nigerians including supporters of the APC Presidential Candidate were thoroughly embarrassed to watch Asiwaju Tinubu who earlier showboated with a scripted speech went blank on the world stage in tragic display of emptiness and inability to personally address questions that were put to him on economy, security and other challenges facing our nation.

“Our Campaign finds it very appalling that a candidate aspiring to be the President of a nation as complex as Nigeria exhibited an embarrassing inability to coordinate his own thought process to the extent that he could not personally think through issues and address them but had to direct questions put to him including those on his health and policies to others to answer.

“Asiwaju Tinubu has confirmed to Nigerians and the world that he has no business contesting the 2023 Presidential election; that he is grossly incompetent, completely unprepared for leadership and intends to transfer the onerous task of leading our nation to proxies and a cabal that did not seek votes from Nigerians.

“Of course, Nigerians cannot afford to have a President who cannot take responsibility to lead but intend to shift burden to others apparently to find scapegoats to blame for his inevitable failures. The APC Presidential Candidate ended up becoming a butt of international joke as he could not provide any lead on the critical issues of economy, security, youth development and foreign policies, despite notes passed to him at the event by his handlers.

“What Nigerians expect is for the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign to apologise to the nation and stop embarrassing their principal with poorly scripted appearances. Now that the APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Tinubu has confirmed his unpreparedness and lack of capacity on the world state, we urge that he should immediately collapse his campaign, stop wasting resources, go home and rest.

“In any case, Nigerians are resolute in their support for the PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who has continued to exhibit, unparalleled capacity and preparedness for leadership as also witnessed in his Arise TV Town Hall meeting.”