By John Alechenu

The People’s Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council, Wednesday accused the Vice Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Kashim Shettima, of selective amnesia for ignoring the chaos within APC to attack the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Director of Strategic Communication of the Atiku /Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, Chief Dele Momodu, said this in a statement made available to Vanguard, on Wednesday.

He said the Atiku-Okowa Campaign has watched in utter incredulity and amazement the boldfaced speech made yesterday by the APC Vice Presidential candidate, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, at an event in Lagos.

According to him, Shettima  gleefully alleged that the “PDP Presidential candidate, H.E Atiku Abubakar (GCON) cannot unite Nigeria when ‘he has not united his own political party”.

In response, Momudu said, “It is our belief that Alhaji Shettima, in a moment of deliberate amnesia, must have tried to point fingers at the specks in another man’s eyes while studiously ignoring the giant logs in his own eyes.

“The APC is in total disarray with prominent members of his party openly apologizing to Nigerians for the unmitigated disaster it has foisted on Nigeria since 2015.

“This is one of the reasons APC members have been migrating in droves to PDP. It took almost forever for APC to achieve the simple task of constituting its Presidential Campaign Council, due to the total lack of unity in their party.

“It is very obvious that APC has become completely rudderless and many self-respecting members are jumping ship and being recovered by PDP.“

The PDP Campaign Director wondered how the APC candidates can ever unite Nigerians when they’ve shown open disdain for the democratic and voting rights of certain ethnic groups within their domains.

He noted that everything about APC and its candidates have been shrouded in secrecy and they are just unable to tell Nigerians the truth about anything. How can Nigerians be expected to place their faith in such mysterious characters?

Momudu said, “Alhaji Shettima alleged that Atiku Abubakar cannot be trusted with the economy of Nigeria. No heresy could be worse than this.

“Nigerians would want to know what businesses the APC candidates have managed personally and successfully except living outlandishly on government booty and largesse.

“Atiku Abubakar started business as a teenager and served meritoriously as a government officer in the Customs where he assisted so many Igbo traders, according to available testimonies. In Atiku’s private life, he remains one of the biggest employers of labour in Nigeria.

“He has brought jobs to Nigerians instead of shipping jobs out. How can APC be expected to guarantee the safety of lives and properties when right under the watch of Alhaji Shettima as Governor of Borno State, Boko Haram became an intractable menace and Nigeria is yet to fully recover till this day?“

The PDP Campaign said it remains extremely proud of its antecedents and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar  and Governor Ifianyi Okowa and that they are fully ready to recover Nigeria from the hands of the most incompetent leaders in the history of Nigeria.

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