OrderPaperToday- The Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation has advised the All Progressives Congress (APC) to send its spokesman, Lanre Issa-Onilu, to learn how to run a campaign.
This followed statements issued earlier by the APC first, claiming that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku, was trying to smuggle in money from abroad to fund his campaign, then claiming Atiku is broke.
Atiku’s campaign office, in a statement released on Wednesday, advised the ruling party to be more stable and stick to “a lie.”
It said: “Our response is to urge the APC to make up its mind on which lie it wants to tell the Nigerian people and then stick to that lie. As a party in power, there ought to be more stability in the APC at least to give the public and the international community some assurance that the party is not imploding. No wonder there is a lot of policy flip flop under the APC administration!”
They posited that the ruling party is doing this “to distract attention from the recent indictment of Vice President Osinbajo by the House of Representatives for Grand corruption and the interrogation of their chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, by the Department of State Security on charges of collecting huge bribes to influence party primaries.”
The statement offered: “Our advise to the APC is that they should send their spokesman to the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation for a two weeks crash course on how to run an issue-based campaign that is guided by civility and refined language.
“While the APC is throwing about baseless accusations, our candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is set to launch tangible policies that will Get Nigeria Working Again in the next week. Our campaign is focused on addressing the concerns and the welfare of Nigerians by Atikulating plans to move Nigerians out of poverty. It is obvious that the APC is badly in need of such tutoring.”
They equally sympathised with Mr. Oshiomhole on his ordeal and urged him to “throw in the towel and join the large number of APC chieftains who have washed their hands off the party and its hydra-headed problems” if he is finding the party “too hot.”