2023: Tinubu attacks ‘tired’ Atiku, says Peter Obi ‘lies with arithmetic’

Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), on Friday attacked his rivals, claiming they were unfit for the top job.

The former Lagos State governor bashed opposition candidates, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi, the flag-bearer of the Labour Party (LP) when he addressed a gathering of Niger Delta Stakeholders held in Gbaramatu, Delta State.

Mr Tinubu who was addressing the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Oboro-Gbaraun II (Aketekpe, Agadagba) on his plans for the community, said Mr Abubakar, a former vice president who sought the position in 1993, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019, is tired while Mr Obi, whom he did not directly reference, peddles false statistics.

The former Anambra governor is notable for divulging statistics which will aid him “in moving the country from consumption to production.”

“You mentioned the issue of the deep sea port, the roads, the bridge, and the university, industrial park at Ogidigben,” he said. “These are the things that came to your mind, Kabiyesi, and all of you here.

“Kabiyesi, Your Royal Highness, as I stand before you, there are few of us left running. One says he is Atiku. How many times has he been running? He’s always on the run and he’s tired. Tell him to go and sit down. Enough is enough.

“The other one, he think na statistic we go chop. He lies with arithmetic that no Indian can ever solve. To mention his name is a disgrace even to me. I won’t mention the name. Wrong arithmetic, wrong statistics, warehouse economics. That’s not what Nigeria needs.

“Kabiyesi, Your Royal Majesty, it was a joy to find one of my own blood being part of you from Badagry. So, what else do you need? You need honesty; you need the man who knows the road. That is me,” the APC candidate retorted.