The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, that the Presidency is not for sale.
The APC Acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, said this in a statement on Monday, in reaction to allegations of vote buying in the just concluded presidential primary of the PDP.
“Atiku is known as a super-rich Nigerian who entrenched the undemocratic practice of buying votes of delegates".
“During the APC National Convention in 2014, he spent several millions of dollars to buy delegates’ votes and emerged third, after Buhari and Rabiu Kwankwaso".
He continued by stating, “On Sunday, he reportedly bought over virtually all the PDP delegates and was declared the winner of the PDP presidential primaries".
“With these huge expenses incurred to secure the PDP ticket, how will Atiku recoup his “investment” if not from the public treasury should he win the Presidency?" the APC questioned.
The APC further scored the PDP presidential candidate ‘abysmally low’ in terms of character, citing his relationship with his former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo.
According to the party, he has proven to be ‘untrustworthy and unreliable’.
The APC accused Atiku of defecting from one party to another, adding that if he loses the presidential election in 2019, he will again defect from the PDP to another political platform.
At the end of the political banter, the ruling party, however, congratulated Atiku on his victory.