The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday mocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
In a statement Friday night by the APC National Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party said it would defeat the PDP and the “person we just discovered paid heavily to get a 24-hours entrance into the US.”
Declaring readiness for the 2019 general elections, the spokesman said the APC has been working on a daily basis through activities in terms of implementation of policy and programmes that touch on the common people.
Issa-Onilu said: “These are what we are now showcasing to the public as a means of telling them that the change we promised is actually taking place; seeking a renewal of the mandate they gave us almost four years ago
“As we all can see, PDP missed the bus. They got to the bus station and instead of boarding the bus; PDP is busy picking on issues that do not concern them. All the time they ought to be campaigning, they wake up on daily basis based on their infamous Dubai strategy meeting that failed before they landed in the country
“PDP showed abinitio that they were not coming into the elections to win it through the ballots. They put in place all sort of methods and illegal means they had wanted to deploy one after the other to get back to power through the backdoor. The PDP was busy creating false and fake news, spreading all sort of fallacies and that has now come to be their undoing.
“It is clear that the elections in February 16, the election on March 2 are elections that the APC has demonstrated clearly that we are ready to win. The PDP has not offered any alternative to whatever APC is doing.
“When you look at the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alh. Atiku Abubakar, he said on national television that one of his priorities is to make his friends rich but we are busy improving the lives of the common people. Nigerian will remember that. Atiku has said he is coming to sell national assets to his foreign and local friends.
“The question we are going to ask during the election with our PVCs is what happened to all the national assets during the 16years of the PDP and especially when Atiku was vice president and chairman of the privatisation council.
“National assets were sold for a pittance and they have all gone down. The only things that remain today are those that are personal to him. The gains he made from his position as vice president. This is the person that is contesting against our candidate. That is the kind of person we want to have as president. Nigerians won’t do that.”