December 05, (THEWILL) – The Atiku/Okowa Campaign Organisation has mocked the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for what it described as a “pathetic display of vacuity” at the Chatham House, United Kingdom, on Monday.
In a release signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, Atiku/Okowa Campaign said, “Nigerians, including supporters of the APC Presidential Candidate, were thoroughly embarrassed to watch Asiwaju Tinubu, who earlier showboated with a scripted speech went blank on the world stage in tragic display of emptiness and inability to personally address questions that were put to him on economy, security and other challenges facing our nation.
“Our Campaign finds it very appalling that a candidate aspiring to be the President of a nation as complex as Nigeria, exhibited an embarrassing inability to coordinate his own thought process to the extent that he could not personally think through issues and address them but had to direct questions put to him including those on his health and policies to others to answer.
“Asiwaju Tinubu has confirmed to Nigerians and the world that he has no business contesting the 2023 Presidential election; that he is grossly incompetent, completely unprepared for leadership and intends to transfer the onerous task of leading our nation to proxies and a cabal that did not seek votes from Nigerians.
“Of course, Nigerians cannot afford to have a President, who cannot take responsibility to lead but intend to shift burden to others, apparently to find scapegoats to blame for his inevitable failures”.
Atiku/Okowa Campaign said “the APC Presidential Candidate ended up becoming a butt of international joke as he could not provide any lead on the critical issues of economy, security, youth development and foreign policies, despite notes passed to him at the event by his handlers.
“Nigerians can recall that the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign had earlier cautioned Asiwaju Tinubu and his handlers, not to embarrass our nation by exhibiting his constant gaffes on the international stage at Chatham House.
“Our Campaign counsels Asiwaju Tinubu’s handlers to stop embarrassing him by always pushing him to make public appearances, even when they are aware of his many incompetence. What Nigerians expect is for the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign to apologize to the nation and stop embarrassing their principal with poorly scripted appearances”.
It said, “now that the APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Tinubu, has confirmed his unpreparedness and lack of capacity on the world stage, we urge that he should immediately collapse his campaign, stop wasting resources, go home and rest.
“In any case, Nigerians are resolute in their support for the PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who has continued to exhibit, unparalleled capacity and preparedness for leadership as also witnessed in his Arise TV Town Hall meeting on Monday, where he personally took questions and professionally outlined his policy programs, which touched on realistic solutions to the challenges brought to our nation by the failed All Progressives Congress (APC) administration”.