Atiku is desperate, unfit to lead Nigeria – APC
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) desperate and unfit to lead the country.
This was stated by the ruling party in response to a comment attributed to Atiku. The former vice president stated that northerners require a president from the north.
The APC’s spokesman, Felix Morka, said in a statement on Sunday that Atiku’s remark is an attack on the country’s unity.
Morka claimed that the PDP’s standard bearer is attempting to instill in Nigeria the discord and strife that he allegedly instilled in his party.
“If, as Atiku believes, the average Northerner needs a northern president now, after a northern president, when will they ever not need a northern president?
“What does Atiku think the average southerner needs? Why is it about what the average Northerner needs, or even what the average Southerner may need?
“Why is it not about what Nigeria and Nigerians need?
“Nigerians need bold and visionary leadership anchored on a firm commitment to transcendental national unity, over and above ethnic or sectional obsessions,” Morka said.
“Atiku’s words ring loud of extreme and mindless desperation, and such an extremely desperate man cannot and must not be entrusted with the most important job of President – a job whose core duty is that of leading, uniting and working in the best interest of all in an ethno-religious pluralistic society as Nigeria.
“Our country does not need this kind of highly inflammable rhetoric now or ever. What is even more confounding is that this Presidential Candidate of the PDP has touted himself to be on a mission to unify Nigeria.
“The cat has finally been let out of the bag of him that pays lip service to unity while working hard to undermine our national unity.
“Our Northern citizens and patriots know far better than what Atiku thinks, and will not walk down that slippery slope with him,” APC’s spokesman said.