The All Progressives Congress, APC, said that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has started displaying early signs of depression ahead of forthcoming presidential election.
Recall that Mr Atiku had criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his comment on the snail-paced anti-corruption war of his administration, saying: “Mr President, the problem with your anti-corruption war is not the system. You are the problem!”
But a statement on Thursday by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, said the PDP presidential candidate is only exhibiting early signs of depression, resulting from obvious frustration.
“Consequently, he is unable to focus on his campaign.
“Otherwise, Atiku should tell Nigerians why a discredited person like him should be elected as President instead of raising puerile allegations on a daily basis.
“President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC appear to be his main campaign issues, not his programmes for the country,” he said.
The statement said, “The trajectory is exciting as we see a brighter future showing up. We won’t yield to the PDP’s shenanigans. The obvious strategy of the PDP is to truncate the country’s journey towards economic buoyancy and social stability. We will not play the PDP’s game.
“PDP is acting an anti-people’s script. President Buhari remains unshaken by the desperate efforts being made by Atiku and PDP to blackmail the APC government. Everyone who was involved in corrupt practices would be brought to justice.
“PDP is not offering any alternative to the progressive course this government is pursuing. It is actually apparent that the party is not contesting the 2019 elections to redeem itself, least of doing any good for the country.