The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) as home to hypocrites who speak from both sides of the mouth.
Atiku said that rather than providing evidence to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s supposed victory at the poll, chieftains of the ruling party were busy chasing trivialities to hoodwink innocent Nigerians.
The former vice-president stated this through a spokesman of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Council, Kassim Afegbua in a chat with Vanguard on Thursday.
He tasked the APC and its leaders to take a trip down memory lane to recall how they once described Atiku in superlative terms only to turn around to question his nationality because he challenged the outcome of the elections.
He said, “The APC are just a bunch of very hypocritical characters who are chasing shadow instead of substance, in an election they massively rigged to profit themselves.
“Rather than present their defence, they are busy running from pillar to post, diverting attention from the real issues concerning the election.
“At first, they said Atiku Abubakar was not a Nigerian. Again, they said we hacked the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC server.
“Later when they heard INEC disowned hacking, they now said no results existed in the server. They have been vacillating from one ridiculous theme to another, without addressing the critical issues of electoral fraud in defence of their dubious victory.
“When Atiku Abubakar was donating money to them in the APC, they decorated him with golden ornaments; when he was providing logistics, they were all swarming around him, calling him the great Waziri.
“In fact, you need to go back and read all the eloquent tributes that were poured on him as a great Nigerian, but as soon as he opted to confront the APC in the 2019 elections, they started using the same mouths to denigrate him.
“Those who preached integrity suddenly joined the hypocritical chorus, sheer double standards and a character profiling that exposes the dubiety of those APC chieftains.
“Suddenly they remembered that Atiku is no longer a Nigerian, a former Vice President at that, a business tycoon whose productivity is not in doubt. A man who has impacted positively on thousands of Nigerians by way of employment.
“But we will not be distracted by their double speak. Nigerians know that Atiku Abubakar won the election and even the APC knows that in the hearts of Nigerians, they didnt win the election, but we will shock them with further proofs at the tribunal.
“Just imagine the level of killings, kidnappings, and banditry across the country. Even, the president’s home state of Katsina has been invaded by bandits and kidnappers.
“That has been the level of rot and insecurity, and you think Nigerians truly voted for such a decadent system under a leadership that jets out of the country each time we are in serious trouble? No, it is not possible. Nigerians are very wise and very informed citizens.
“They could not have voted for such a leadership that has impoverished them and plunged them into hunger and poverty, more hardship and deprivations in the past four years.”