The presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi has been rated high above the candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and his counterpart in the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu in terms of driving issue based campaign.
Barr. Abubakar Animiokhali, a guest on ATN Poliitics, while commenting on APC’s call on Atiku to voluntarily withdraw from the presidential race and tender an unreserved apology to Nigerians over alleged abuse of office, said Peter Obi and the Labour Party supporters are taking the shine away from the PDP and the APC because he is managing to explains hi programmes to Nigerians.
He said, “To some extent, Peter Obi is managing to explain, even though briefly and remotely how he will do some of the things he is telling us he will do. The more they shine away from issue based campaigns, the more Peter Obi and the Labour Party supporters steal the show.”
He said Nigerians are not interested in campaign of calumny but that of issues and ideas. Nigerians wants to know the candidates intend to execute their programmes.
According to Animiokhali, “One would have expected that as we are getting closer to the elections the candidate and their supporters will take time to explain what they are promising Nigerians. Because many of us want to hear how they will do what they have claimed they will do. When you say you will create employment, Nigerians want to know how will you create that employment. Telling us that Atiku stole Nigeria’s treasury from 1999 to 2007 will not put food on the table of Nigerians.”
The APC at a world press conference on Monday had called on Atiku Abubakar to quit the presidential race and tend an unreserved apology to Nigerians. In the conference, they alleged that Alh. Abubakar while in office as Vice President (1999 - 2007) violated provisions of the Code of Conduct for public officers, Money Laundering Act and the Penal Code Law. The PDP, however, says the APC is trying to divert the attention of Nigerians from critical issues of concerns
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