By Emmanuel Mogbede
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that President Bola Tinubu was contracted to serve Nigerians and would not be distracted from focusing on the job at hand.
“No one can distract him; former Vice-President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and people like him cannot distract his focus,” the party said in reaction to Atiku’s Thursday news conference.
The reaction was signed by Mr Felix Morka, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, and made available to newsmen in Abuja.
Atiku, at the press conference in Abuja, focused on President Bola Tinubu’s academic records.
But Morka declared that the APC was not perturbed by the press conference because it lacked purpose and delivered nothing.
“The news conference lacked purpose and delivered nothing, except the pitiful regurgitation of lies, mindless distortions and deliberate falsehood on his (Atiku)’s infantile obsession with the academic records of President Tinubu.
“For several weeks now, Nigerians and the world have watched with incredulity Abubakar’s display of utter desperation in his failed bid to become the President of Nigeria.
“Earlier today, he put his desperation in overdrive during his press conference where he addressed some of the issues in his appeal at the Supreme Court.
“He bandied unproven charges against President Bola Tinubu in a calculated attempt to shamelessly whip up public sentiments and inordinately pressure the Supreme Court,” Morka said.
He added that Abubakar should have known better than to demonstrate gross contempt of the highest court by making public comments on a matter he had submitted to the court for adjudication.
Morka noted that the former Vice-President held the unenviable title of Nigeria’s most prolific election loser and longest running presidential candidate in the country’s history.
He added that the APC saw Abubakar’s recent U.S. fishing expedition on Tinubu’s result from Chicago State University as the “last kick of a roundly rejected presidential aspirant”.
The APC spokesman, while condeming Abubakar’s action which he said had exposed Nigeria and the presidency in foreign land, sympathised with him for spending a lifetime pursuing an unrealised dream.
He urged the former Vice-President to graciously accept his defeat and quietly lick his political wounds with some dignity.
“Nigerians rejected him at the polls and he cannot get by subterfuge, what he failed to get through the ballot box.
“Nigerians validly elected President Tinubu to revamp our economy, restore security, create jobs, provide transformative infrastructure, improve electricity supply and enhance the living conditions of the masses.
“President Tinubu has undertaken to serve Nigerians and he will not be distracted by a man who has consistently failed to achieve his self-serving and brutal quest to become Nigeria’s president,” Morka stressed. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Ephraims Sheyin