The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday hinted that the presidential candidate of the Peoples, Democratic Party. PDP, Alh. Abubakar Atiku, is a compulsive thief.
Tiuubu made this innuendo about Atiku in his acceptance speech of the chairmanship, APC Presidential Campaign Council, an appointment President Muhammadu Buhari announced on Monday.
Drawing distinction between Atiku and Buhari, the ex-Lagos governor alleged that the former lacked integrity and is light fingered.
His word, “When Buhari says ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ you know where he stands; he means what he says; no more, no less.
“With Atiku, things are more nuanced. When Atiku speaks, he may mean ‘yes,’ ‘no,’ ‘maybe,’ ‘I don’t know,’ ‘come back tomorrow,’ ‘all of the above,’ or ‘none of the above.’
“His compass has four needles pointing in different directions at the same time. He knows of no direction to take. President Buhari’s word is his bond. When Atiku speaks, it is to give you the slip.
“We cannot afford a President whose ways and mind is a maze of contradicting urges and colliding desires. This shows he has no vision for the nation and no guiding principles except the naked pursuit of power for the naked use of that power.
“Atiku had his chance to shine as VP when he controlled the privatisation programme of the Obasanjo government. He abused this assignment. He helped squander billions of dollars on power generation that did nothing but extended our national darkness.
“That government had so much money at its disposal and that is exactly what it did. It disposed of the money yet failed to treat the poor or build for the future. Atiku laid waste to the national treasury for eight long years. That is enough for one lifetime. We should not reward him by giving him another eight years because the more he feeds, the stronger his hunger grows.
“His is a thirst that can’t be quenched and a hand that cannot be restrained from taking whatever is on the table. As the PDP candidate, he is now the leader of a avaricious horde that seeks to reattach its mandible once again to the public wealth and forever lay siege to our nation’s future. Nigerians would do well not to pay them any attention.”