Akwa Ibom state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) has said the APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu is supposed to languish in prison over drug-related offences instead of walking around states to insult decent people.
In a statement titled “Tinubu And His Non Composementis Remarks On Governor Udom Emmanuel” made available to newsmen in Uyo on Tuesday, the state Publicity Secretary of PDP Boronno Bassey stated that the incident where Ahmed Tinubu was indicted for drug offences and over $460,000 seized from him in the United States of America.
Bassey said Nigerians including Akwa people have been forced to watch the centenarian (Tinubu) in public show instead of serving a life jail term for his narcotic offences.
The statement reads in parts: “It is indeed sad that Nigerians, including Akwa Ibom people, have been forced to bear the excruciating pains of watching a senile and entitled centenarian who should be serving a life sentence for his momentous indictment in a drug cartel’s dealings in the United States, which led to his forfeiture of $460,000 in 1993.
“We have watched the video of the Campaign Speech by the “microphone-tasting” Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress – Mr Bola Tinubu wherein he described our highly celebrated and revered Governor, His Excellency, Mr Udom Emmanuel as a “small boy who lives at his backyard in Lagos” during his visit to Uyo Akwa Ibom State.
He said millions of Nigerians as well as the International community are surprised that Tinubu is among decent contenders for the presidential seat in Nigeria.
“Today, hundreds of millions of Nigerians and even members of the international community hold the consensus opinion that the decision by this decrepit, staggering-old and baggage-laden man to put one of his entitled “leprous” foot on the same staircase which law-abiding, clean and morally upright Nigerians have stepped their foot on, to communicate their desire to ascend the Presidency of this Nation, has completely desecrated the entire staircase, and therefore attracting ridicule to this nation.
Little wonder, many chieftains of his party all over Nigeria who ordinarily should lead Tinubu campaigns from the front, have decided to stand on the right side of history by refusing to touch his leprous-laden ambition even with a ten-foot pole.”
He said Akwa state has identified the pains of Tinubu and attributed it to his inability to grab the state into the broom party territory in 2019 general election.
“We understand Mr Tinubu’s grief to have stepped into Akwa Ibom soil and to physically confirm with his eyes, the diverse imposing testimonials that speak eloquently of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s years of visionary stewardship to Akwa Ibom people thereby elevating Governor Emmanuel to the coveted pedestal of one of the top most celebrated Governors in Nigeria at this time. We can also wager that the enticing altitude in which our state soars in, reminds him in a tragic manner, his failure to have forcefully snatched Akwa Ibom State in 2019 and annex it to the list of his failed hegemonies.
“Our Party shares in the strong sentiments of Nigerians and Akwa Ibom people that the collective destinies of our people can never be handed over to a man whose actions, utterances and dispositions have sold him out as a Non-compos mentis.
“Akwa Ibom people since the return of democratic rule have had a pact with the Peoples Democratic Party and this pact, we are confident will stretch several years beyond 2023.
“We are energized and embolden by the growing resolve of Nigerians and all Akwa Ibom people to never allow the tragedy of a Tinubu’s presidency fall on us this year or ever in our history as a Nation”. he said
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