The Atiku Abubakar/Ifeanyi Okowa Campaign Organization on Wednesday told the Bola Tinubu/Kashim Shettima Presidential Campaign to perish their alleged contemplation of setting up an Interim National Government as such does not have any place in the 1999 Constitution as well as Nigeria’s democratic practice.
The position of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign council was contained in a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, the Spokesperson of the Atiku/Okowa Campaign Organization, sent to POLITICS NIGERIA.
The PDP Campaign also alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) intends to “truncate” the electoral process.
“Our Campaign advises the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign to immediately perish its narratives or demands for the postponement of the 2023 general elections, as the February 25, 2023 Presidential election date must be sacrosanct given that Nigerians are ready to go to the polls where they will elect Atiku Abubakar as the next President of our country,” the statement reads.
“This position is predicated on the reports of sinister plots by the Tinubu Campaign to create situations and narratives to justify its reported demands for the postponement of the 2023 general elections.
“Our Campaign has also received intelligence of a very dangerous plot by the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign to continue to orchestrate unrest across the country aimed at truncating the electoral process, triggering a constitutional crisis and foisting an undemocratic situation of Interim National Government on our country, having realized that it has no chance in the election.
“These reported moves by the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign are not only cowardly but also confirm that Tinubu is intimidated by the overwhelming popularity of the PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and as such seeks to scuttle the election.
“Nigerians can now further see why Tinubu has not been campaigning on issues but only engaging in incitements, brawling, vituperations on constituted authorities, creating a parallel Army, code-named “Jagaban Army”, pushing Nigerians to insurrection and directing his followers to fight for power and unleash violence during the elections.”