The Tinubu Presidential Campaign Organisation has slammed former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, over comments on the 2023 election.
It has been reported that Atiku, during an interview on Arise TV, had expressed confidence in winning the 2023 election.
The PDP presidential candidate, who admitted to being friends with Tinubu, noted that they have their political differences.
He accused the former Lagos State Governor of pressuring him to pick a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2007 Presidential election.
Reacting to Atiku’s interview, the Director-General of Asiwaju Tinubu Presidential Campaign Organisation, Adebayo Shittu, told The PUNCH that the former VP would be shocked by the outcome of the 2023 election.
He stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is working towards defeating Atiku in his constituency in Adamawa State, adding that the former Vice President has done nothing for his state since he ventured into politics.
Adebayo Shittu said, “Talk is cheap. Tinubu will be waiting for him. Despite coming from Adamawa, Atiku’s people will prefer to vote for Tinubu.
When people ask me why I think so, I tell them the evidence is there for all to see. What has Atiku done for his people in Adamawa since he became a politician?
We in Tinubu’s camp have no fear, and we will lose no sleep over the threat of Atiku. Our number one priority in the North-East is to beat him in his constituency in Adamawa. Our victory in 2023 will just be like the MKO Abiola’s election.”
Also, the Director of Media of Tinubu’s Campaign train, Bayo Onanuga, said, “They are friends, and Tinubu wants to reply to him (Atiku) personally. We’ll issue a statement tomorrow (Saturday) when Asiwaju replies him personally.”