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PDP slams Osibajo's emergence as Buhari's running mate

18 December 2014, 06:59Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential contender, Muhammadu Buhari's choice of Professor Yemi Osibajo as his running mate ahead of next year's poll.

PDP said the choice, coming six days after Buhari's emergence as the presidential candidate, was belated and thus "the height of incompetence."

It also declared that the eventual choice of Osibajo was a confirmation of its stand that the APC is the personal project of a cabal commanded by former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, to expand its political and economic frontiers.

“Should power get to this cabal, who is desperate to control the political and economic power centre of the nation, then Nigeria is finished," PDP said in a statement Olisa Metuh, its spokesperson signed.

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“By the choice of Osibajo, a well known acolyte of Tinubu, who served under him as Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, the APC, General Buhari and Tinubu have boldly recreated their well-known notoriety for sectional and personal interests," added PDP.

The party said it was particularly worrisome that Buhari had surrendered his first official responsibility of choosing a running mate, invariably his powers to Tinubu before campaigning.

“This is not surprising of Buhari, who has consistently exhibited a track record of incompetence. This is the same man who as military head of state surrendered all his powers to his second in command," PDP stated.

PDP said citizens should be concerned it took the APC six days to produce it’s vice presidential candidate and that the founder and funder of the party, Tinubu, had his way.

"No doubt, this is how Tinubu is going to impose his mercantilist interest on major decisions affecting the entire country. This is the problem with the APC, a political party built on the narrow interests of very few individuals. Any political party that subjects its collective will to the whims of an individual as it is with the APC is indeed not ready for leadership."

- CAJ News


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