Abuja - The ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) scoffed at All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, as merely a front for Alhaji Bola Tinubu.
The party also alleged that Buhari had already surrendered his powers and first official assignment of choosing a running mate to Tinubu, the wealthy former Lagos governor.
“This development clearly confirms that General Buhari is not in charge, may have been compromised and willing to be appropriated," PDP stated.
It said in fact, patriotic Nigerians from across the six geo-political zones were now "embarrassed" that General Buhari was playing a "godson" to Tinubu.
"In surrendering his prerogative of choosing his running mate, Buhari has confirmed that he is being appropriated and compromised to serve a personal and narrow group interest of a cabal on whose ticket he emerged as the presidential candidate,” Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary of the ruling party, said in a statement in Abuja.
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The party said the so-called APC cabal under the command of Tinubu tampered with all the rules of their party to achieve their agenda of planting "surrogates" in all strategic positions to enable Tinubu expand his economic and political frontiers the way and manner he did in Lagos State.
“Therefore a vote for General Buhari in the forthcoming presidential election is clearly a vote for Tinubu, his political and economic interests," PDP said.
"Indeed, the possible calculation of this cabal, if they ever get to power, is to choke-up General Buhari and ultimately frustrate him out of office thereby allowing Tinubu to have total control of the economic and political interests of the nation."
It claimed the opposition party, which could not be reached for comment, and its leadership have clearly shown that to them, national interest was secondary to Tinubu's business interests.
The ruling party said its flag-bearer President Goodluck Jonathan was up for the presidential contest in the February 14, 2015 election "with the former Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Bola Tinubu and not General Muhammadu Buhari."
- CAJ News