The All Progressives Congress (APC) 2023 Presidential Candidate, Bola Tinubu, has been referred to as a man evading the law on numerous fronts by the spokesperson for the PDP campaign committee, Senator Dino Melaye.
This was said following Tinubu’s criticism of the opposition party during a gathering for his campaign in Warri, Delta State, Melaye made similar remarks.
Along with other things, Tinubu claimed that Atiku had clashed with President Olusegun Obasanjo while he was vice president. In response, Melaye said Tinubu is having nightmares about Atiku.
According to Melaye, it is no surprise that Tinubu would castigate a man who defended the rule of law given that he (Tinubu) is a man running from the law.
“In a fit of temporary coherence, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress, in Delta State, as usual, departed from issues and devoted his limited attention to His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, who must be giving him nightmares on the 2023 presidential election.
“According to the APC presidential candidate, Atiku ‘fought’ Obasanjo while in office. We owe him deep gratitude that Tinubu recalled this fine attribute of Atiku Abubakar, who while he served as the vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria defended the constitution and deepened Nigeria’s democracy.
“It is not a surprise that Tinubu would castigate a man who defended the rule of law. A man who is running from the law on many fronts cannot see merit in defending the rule of law.
“It is to Atiku’s eternal credit that he stood firm in pursuit of his conviction that the loyalty of public officers is to the constitution and not to individuals.
“This position will definitely be at variance with the disposition of a man of tyrannical antecedents like Tinubu, who in an exhibition of undemocratic tendencies fought his female Deputy Governor, Mrs Kofo Akereke-Bucknor until she was removed from office.
“The treatment he gave to Mr Femi Pedro was not any better. Why then did he focus on the jot in someone’s eyes while overlooking the log on his own?
“The removal of Tinubu’s first deputy governor from office was a gross betrayal of Afenifere, who had nominated the former deputy governor as part of the group’s understanding for supporting Tinubu’s election as governor of Lagos State.
“This conduct is proof that Tinubu cannot be trusted with power”, Melaye stated.