Emissaries are being sent to the camp of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council (PDP-PCC), not to follow through its threat to go to court to prove that Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu is a convicted drug baron, and to stop him from being elected Nigerian President on that score on the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Kola Ologbodiyan, spokesman of the PDP-PCC, made the revelation on Wednesday, while affirming that the party was already putting together all its papers to push on with the matter, insisting that it would be dangerous for a person like the former Governor of Lagos State to preside over Nigeria as the number one citizen.
A guest of The Morning Show, a breakfast programme on Arise Television, Ologbodiyan, who did not reveal the PDP response to the emissaries, said however wondered how such a rapprochement could work, when Tinubu himself, whom he described as the leader of the pack, was the main instigator of the aggression against Atiku and the PDP campaigns.
Responding on how far the case the APC Presidential Campaign Council (APC-PCC), filed by the spokesman, Festus Keyamo, had gone, he said: “To the best of my knowledge in the campaign, I’m not aware, because as at last night, I don’t think that we have been served and nobody has told me that there are court documents that are hanging around our campaigns of service. But I’m also aware that on the Colombian matter and the drug-related issue, concerning the forfeiture of $460,000 and the fact that a court convicted Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu, our people are in court.
“I’m also not unaware about emissaries being sent around on the need for issues to be resolved amicably and for the campaigns to continue. I’m also not unaware about some people running around in the court to find out where the matter is.
“When I said that emissaries are being sent, it is directly proportional to the fact that emissaries are being sent to our campaign on the need to leave all those issues and concentrate on the campaigns on the need to create a harmony between the Atiku campaign and Bola Ahmed Tinubu campaign.
“We’re also aware of the people going around the courts to go and search where the matter is being filed. But they should wait for it, whether Nigerians will allow a convicted personality to be their President. At any rate, the songs on the street are clear to listeners and even the campaigns as you can see gradually, the campaign of Tinubu has collapsed, internally and outwardly. So, we’re not bothered about those allegations. We’re not bothered about getting hirelings and going around to hire blackmailers to come after Atiku.
“We’re not bothered. Aitku was Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who has been investigated, and not one indictment has been found, and not one conviction has been found. But when the Tinubu people come out to the public arena to speak, what I normally ask myself is that do these people have a process of checking themselves? Do they do due diligence upon themselves before they come to the public arena?”
Accusing Tinubu of being the architect of the attacks, he said the Atiku campaign would never shirk the responsibility of defending him, having been the major victim of the attacks, adding that the former VP, remained the candidate of Nigerians, whom everybody was rallying around to make their President.
Dwelling on the issue of emissaries, he added: “I can repeat it over and over that emissaries are being sent. There’s no argument about that – that you people should drop all these allegations and all that. However, the leader of the pack, at every opportunity will still go after Atiku Abubakar. Speak to Nigerians on what you want to do. Come to Arise TV and let Nigerians ask you questions. Choose to even go to TVC and let Nigerians see you engaging in 10-minutes debate. They’ll run away, they can’t bring up their principal.”
* Source: Whirlwindnews