Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has criticised the All Progressive Congress (APC) leaders Bayo Onanuga and Femi Fani-Kayode for their persistent verbal attacks on the Igbo ethnic group in Lagos state.
As reported by the Vanguard, Atiku issued this warning on March 20 via a statement issued by his media aide Phrank Shuaib.
The statement noted that the PDP leader condemned the duo’s ‘inciting’ remarks against Igbos.
“Bayo Onanuga, a hitherto respected journalist who claimed to have contributed to the fight against dictatorship, is now supporting injustice and attacks on the Igbo for daring to vote in Lagos. This is what happens when you associate yourself with Bola Tinubu. Your mind and soul get corrupted.
“For Fani-Kayode, a man who was Nnamdi Kanu’s handbag, he has suddenly become an ethnic supremacist, encouraging the suppression of the Igbo people in Lagos all in a bid to impress his paymaster We never expected much from this Jekyll and Hyde.
Similarly, Atiku disagreed with the Tinubu campaign council’s request to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to fine broadcast stations that invited Peter Obi for an interview challenging Tinubu’s mandate as president-elect.
Atiku argues that the actions of Tinubu’s campaign council are indicative of his administration if he is elected president.
“Tinubu’s campaign team has already given us a glimpse of what his administration will look like. It will be about the suppression of voters’ rights, unimaginable corruption, repression of freedom of speech, and a total compromise of government agencies.
“For a man who rose to power over the claim that he led the struggle for the actualization of the June 12 mandate, this is another Nigerian tragedy.”