Director of Media and Publicity for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, on Tuesday accused Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party, of being an ‘incurable liar,’ noting that contrary to speculations, the APC presidential flag bearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is hale and hearty.
Onanuga described the national leader of the APC as a Trojan horse, who works assiduously for 20 hours each day.
The clarification is coming against the backdrop of the allegation by Obi that Tinubu is not fit to rule the country.
The former governor of Anambra State knocked the APC presidential candidate at Monday’s retreat organised by his party in Abuja.
He said, “Somebody said to me that Tinubu fought the Abacha regime to stand still. That he even lost everything. I said, but he has two planes now. Where is his company?”
“Once he comes here and gives you money, you will say Jagaban is the best candidate even when the man is not well. That’s the problem of the country.”
Lambasting Obi, Onanuga urged Nigerians to ask if the Labour Party presidential candidate has bagged a medical certificate for him to declare Tinubu as unwell for the presidency.
The statement partly read, “We want to make it crystal clear to all the traducers of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate that Asiwaju Tinubu is not ill. He is hale and hearty. A man, who works for 20 hours a day, meeting people and strategizing about finding solutions to Nigeria’s problems, cannot be said to be ill. We make bold to say that our candidate is as fit as the fiddle.
“We find these statements unbecoming of a man who nurses the ambition to be Nigeria’s next President. Since he is not Asiwaju’s doctor and is not privy to his medical record, Obi has again disgracefully elevated what has for long been a beer parlour gossip and social media lie being propagated by his IPOB supporters. Obi in his characteristic manner is amplifying falsehood, which should not have a place in a decent political campaign.
“We believe that political leaders should be guided in their utterances and be sticklers for the truth, but Obi has thrown all caution to the wind, pronouncing on issues he has no moral and professional competence to make a judgment call on.”