Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has told his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to exclude him from his feud with President Muhammadu Buhari, which which resulted in open condemnation of the president’s decision. monetary policy on redesigned Naira banknotes.

During his campaign rally in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Tinubu on Wednesday accused the Buhari administration of using severe fuel shortages and the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s) recently introduced naira note and cash handling policies to block their chances in the 2023. general elections.

Atiku, speaking through the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organization on Thursday, said it was pathetic that Tinubu was blaming the PDP for his troubles again less than 24 hours after he stood on the public stage at his rally. presidential campaign to impeach Buhari. sabotage administration.

Atiku/Okowa Campaign Organization spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan, while reacting to Tinubu’s reaction to an earlier comment by the Atiku campaign organization, added that it was strange that Tinubu wanted the world to believe that his caustic comments against Buhari were intended for Atiku and the others. PDP when neither Atiku nor PDP are involved in monetary policy making or failure to stop the terribly endless fuel crisis.

Ologbondiyan said: “It is important to remind Asiwaju Tinubu that by accusing the ‘powers that be’ of creating fuel shortages and hoarding the naira to truncate the elections, he knew that President Buhari is the Minister of Petroleum Resources and that all government agencies in charge of prospecting and distribution of oil resources are under his office (Buhari).

“Asiwaju also knew that President Buhari approved the redesign of the naira and that the problems of distributing the naira notes lie with the APC-controlled Federal Government and not the PDP.

“Therefore, it is clear that Asiwaju’s verbal attacks on President Buhari are the official position of his confused, bewildered and disorganized campaign organization.

“Notably, having come to the conclusion, for himself, that he does not have the support of President Buhari, having realized that his campaign is now falling apart and his leaders are leaving en masse given their blatant rejection by Nigerians, Asiwaju Tinubu now seeks to blackmail the President and incite his supporters to violence, with a view to truncating the electoral process and blaming President Buhari.

“This further explains why Asiwaju Tinubu had created the dangerous militia group, codenamed the Jagaban Army, which is reportedly being trained and equipped to unleash violence against Nigerians and disrupt the electoral process. , realizing that there is no way he can win. in a free, fair and credible election.

“Asiwaju Tinubu has always sought to exonerate himself and blame only President Buhari for the failure of the APC administration, despite the fact that he (Tinubu) is behind the corrupt policies of the APC government that have caused untold hardship for the APC government. Nigerians in the last seven and a half years.

“His verbal cartwheels in a space of less than 24 hours present him as someone who should not be trusted with power.

“Since Asiwaju Tinubu wants Nigerians to believe that he is fighting for his course, he will need to answer some of these troubling questions;

“What have you done when a loaf of bread that sold for N300 in 2015 is now selling for N1000 under the APC management you claimed to have brought to power?

“What have you done to encourage or alleviate the suffering of Nigerians as kerosene that sold for N150 in 2015 now sells for more than N1000?

“What advice has Asiwaju Tinubu given to the federal government to salvage the situation when a bag of rice that sold for N8,000 in 2015 went up to N46,000 under his APC?

The list is endless!

“Asiwaju Tinubu’s policy has always been about ‘himself and the cabal’ who never cared about Nigerians or the success of the government he claimed to have brought to power.

“Therefore, he should leave the DPP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, alone and face his self-inflicted problems.

“For our part, the Atiku/Okowa Campaign will not be distracted by Asiwaju Tinubu, but will continue to focus on uniting with Nigerians in their determination to vote Atiku Abubakar the next president of Nigeria so that he can begin the onerous task of rebuilding. our nation from the misrule of the APC,” he said.