Trending video: Atiku’s wife, Titi Abubakar says ‘vote APC’ during PDP rally

Titi Abubakar, wife of the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has been captured in a viral video making an apparent campaign blunder.

She called on Nigerians to ‘vote’ for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), even though her husband party is in the opposition.

Titi, who was speaking during a PDP campaign rally, set the internet abuzz when she was condemning APC for failing to fulfil its promises only to urge citizens to collect their PVC and vote the ruling party in the 2023 general election.

She said: “By the 25th of February, everybody should come, if you have not collected your PVC, go and collect your PVC… we should vote APC; APC promised to do so many things for the country but we can see ourselves now the way we are.”

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In reaction, the spokesperson for the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo spoke in defence of the wife of the PDP flagbearer.

Keyamo said: “…In all honesty, this is obviously a slip of tongue, but we hold the view that it is unreasonable to make a mountain out of such molehills, especially when you quickly correct yourself!”

In other political news, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has expressed confidence that its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will defeat his People’s Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Atiku Abubakar to clinch a landslide victory in the South-West.

APC National Vice Chairman (South West), Isaac Kekemeke, stated this while addressing pressmen, adding that the party will emerge victorious in all the six states of the region.

He said the PDP only won the 2019 and 2022 governorship elections in Oyo and Osun states due to the disunity within the APC in the runup to the elections.

Kekemeke, who described the victory of PDP in the two states as “one chance” emphasised that the APC is now one big family in the region, hence its readiness to secure a high number of votes for Tinubu.

He said; “The PDP should know that it was a one-chance victory because, in the 2020 governorship election in Ondo state, we beat them in almost all the state’s local government areas. We had an unprecedented outstanding governorship victory in 2020 because the factors that militate against our success in those states in 2019 were no longer in place.

“So, if they talk about 2019, a good sense of simple arithmetic should make them remember Ondo 2020. They are holding on to 2019 but have forgotten the 2020 elections. We are not divided. Our wall is not broken, so no lizards can enter as they did in 2019 when there was a crack.

“They were like lizards that came to play on the opening, but that opening is now closed. It was not just closed today but in 2020, and they saw the result in Ondo. Even their recent victory in Osun is not a yardstick to measure the PDP’s popularity in the state. We have an ongoing case at the Election Petitions Tribunal, and we are confident of reclaiming our mandate very soon.”