By Hannah Nathan, Warri.
President Bola Tinubu does not have an identity problem and does not require reintroduction, the All Progressives Congress (APC) declared on Wednesday. It was reacting to an insinuation made earlier on Wednesday by Mr Peter Obi, Labour Party’s presidential candidate IN the 2023 election, at a news conference he addressed.
“President Tinubu does not need a reintroduction because he does not have any identity problem, except the one contrived by former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi. Obi only etched a script authored by Atiku at his news conference,” said APC in a statement by his spokesman Felix Morka. “At his press conference of Wednesday, Obi blathered on about President Tinubu’s identity and academic records, like a broken voice note of Atiku Abubakar.”
The ruling party added, “He cut a pitiful profile as though forced to read a prepared statement by his unimaginative handlers and mendacious associates in the PDP. Unwilling to miss out in the campaign of calumny over Tinubu’s Chicago State University certificate, Obi jumped on the tailboard of Atiku’s bandwagon to satisfy his insatiable thirst for cheap media attention.”
It noted that Mr Obi’s action came long after his Labour Party had dissociated itself from the former vice president’s call to action. The APC emphasized that Mr Obi demanded that Mr Tinubu reintroduce himself to Nigerians as though the 8.9 million Nigerians who voted for him in February’s presidential election were unaware of their choice.
The party also stated that Nigerians who voted Mr Tinubu into office were and remain aware of his outstanding record and accomplishments as a defender of democracy, freedom, and social and economic justice for over three decades.