The spokesperson of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, on Wednesday challenged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar to “throw-in the towel” and endorse President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term.
He said this while accusing Abubakar of resorting to “desperation and deceit” in his campaign.
Keyamo called on Abubakar and the PDP to apologise to Nigerians for spreading false tales.
He was reacting to PDP’s allegations that Buhari was diverting funds meant for the procurement of military equipment to finance his 2019 re-election campaign.
In a statement, Keyamo said: ”The widely published refutal by investors in Etisalat and Keystone Bank that the family members of President Buhari have nothing to do with both companies is another indication of the fast-collapsing campaign of the Presidential Candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and that of the PDP.
“The result of the fact-check, which was published in some news outlets, clearly shows the depth of desperation, deceit and debauchery to which the Atiku campaign has sunk.
“They have no moral compass, no scruples, no direction in their present attempt to smear just everyone in sight in order to run a campaign of ‘we-are-all-corrupt.’
”Rather than respect the feelings of Nigerians by offering clear-cut responses to straight-forward allegations of tax-evasion, grand corruption in and out of office, impending sealed indictment waiting for him in the US, Atiku Abubakar has decided to drag the world down with him as he goes down in a blaze of infamy. He has decided to go wild with wild, unsubstantiated allegations against the President and Vice President.
” This is the classic hallmark of a sinking campaign boat, clutching at straws, as Nigerians have woken up to the realisation that these are deceitful people who have nothing to offer…
“We call on Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the PDP to apologize to Nigerians and especially the family of the President for adopting this unwholesome tactics and telling tales by moonlight that have clearly backfired.
“Instead of making a mockery of a serious campaign with such infantile lies, Atiku Abubakar should admit it is all over for him and the PDP, throw in the towel and endorse the candidacy of President Buhari.”