The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has challenged the All Progressives Congress (APC) flagbearer, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to subject himself to an hour-long interview.
It would be recalled that Atiku’s interview with Arise TV was aired on Friday, where the former Vice President made many claims including saying he rejected Tinubu’s offer to be his running mate in 2007 to avoid a Muslim-Muslim ticket.
In reaction, the Tinubu Campaign Organisation had knocked the PDP presidential candidate, saying he told “many lies” in the interview and “exposed himself as a man who is not prepared for the job he is applying for”.
However, Atiku, in a statement issued by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, on Saturday, dared Tinubu to take up the challenge of granting a similar interview.
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“We would like to challenge Bola Tinubu to subject himself to an hour-long interview, as the Waziri did, and if he is able to be as articulate and mentally present as our candidate, then he can talk,” the statement reads.
“Until then, we will only want to remind him and his yes men that they are not in a position to point fingers when they have not sat on the hot seat.”
Ibe added Tinubu’s camp “exposed its gross desperation and vacuousness by citing the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) 1999, to declare Waziri Atiku Abubakar’s stance on engaging in a side business while he was a young custom officer as a breach of the law. It is pertinent to educate the Tinubu campaign organisation that Nigeria is not under a military regime and our Constitutions are not retroactive in nature.”