Atiku mocks Buahri for asking Tinubu to lead his campaign


Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in February election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has mocked President Mohammadu Buhari for transferring the leadership of his campaign to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, saying it showed it meant Buhari lacked the required rigour to do so.
On Monday, Buhari handed over his party’s campaign leadership to Tinubu, saying he did not want to lead the campaign because he did not want governance to suffer because of the elections.
But in an interview, the spokesperson for the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Mr. Segun Sowunmi, said Buhari was doing so to escape being questioned by the people.
He said, “President Buhari has only attended one campaign, which was the one held in Uyo (Akwa Ibom State capital). He is pushing people ahead to campaign for him because his chickens have come home to roost.
“It proves what we’ve been trying to say before that Buhari doesn’t have the energy and rigour to campaign.
“If he is giving someone else the task of leading his campaign, he could have as well given his presidential ticket to someone who has the energy.
“He should not use this as an excuse to be absent from the presidential debate.
“Nigerians want someone they can question and someone who is willing to listen to them. So, he (Buhari) should take charge of his own campaign.”
“His excuse that he doesn’t want governance to suffer is not tenable. In the United States, United Kingdom, France and other great countries, campaign is part of governance because it is an avenue to interact with your people. Hence, Buhari should not hand over his campaign to someone else.”

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