Phrank Shaibu, a special assistant on public communication for the Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar, claims that Bola Tinubu, the APC’s presidential candidate, is attempting to distance himself from the party’s shortcomings by criticizing President Major-General Muhammad Buhari’s (ret.) administration after vehemently defending it since 2015.
This was said by the special advisor on Wednesday in response to Tinubu’s most recent criticism of Buhari’s administration at the rally in Calabar.
Quoting Tinubu he said, “Today, they moved the exchange rate from N200 to N800.” If they had repaired it, if they had arrested this, we wouldn’t be where we are today, we would be greater. “They don’t know the way; they don’t know how to think; they don’t know how to do it.”
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Recall that earlier in Abeokuta, Tinubu had made some heavy remarks as regards the scarcity of the new naira notes and the scarcity of petrol.
Speaking through a press release, Shaibu said, “Tinubu has disingenuously been criticizing President Buhari, trying to extricate himself from the failures of the APC, which he had vigorously defended in the last eight years.” Nigerians must not be deceived by this charlatan, who is now posing to be on the side of the masses.
“It is funny that Tinubu, who proudly held the position of national leader of the APC for the last eight years, could throw the president under the bus in his failed and desperate quest for power.
“Tinubu is the APC, mind, soul, and body. He was the national leader of the party even before Buhari became the presidential candidate. Is it possible for a snail to deny its own shell? Tinubu needs to give up this rascally act and take ownership of the failure of his party in the last eight years. His latest outburst is nothing but diversionary tactics.
“This is the sort of person Tinubu is.” He is a user who throws his friends under the bus when things get tough. Nigerians have been facing petrol scarcity for nearly a year. Why is Tinubu just speaking about it now that elections are a few days away?