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You Should Be In Jail, Not Run For Presidency –Atiku

The campaign Organisation of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) yesterday said that it was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) that need rest and retirement from politics.

Reacting to the attack of the candidate of the PDP in the election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Atiku’s media adviser, Paul Ibe, said that facts speak for themselves on who should go home and rest.

“ It is Tinubu that should withdraw and go home to rest. The embarrassment is too much now. He is being propped up by security agents to stand up and address the crowd. He is not physically, mentally fit to be president. He is tired and needs to be retired. You can see how he is blabbing like children at campaigns. Is that the way a presidential candidate blabs?”

“Atiku has no drug cases. He doesn’t have forged certificate cases and does not have identity crisis. So, Tinubu should be in jail by now and not contest for presidency. He should look at himself first and withdraw from the race and not talk of a fit person. Nigeria cannot cope with an alleged drug peddler as president. He should rather retire and rest at home

 

Source: New Telegraph

 

 

Man with jackknife didn’t attempt assassinating Obi – Police

The Oyo State Police Command has identified as Lateef Wasiu, the man who was caught in possession of a double-faced jackknife on Wednesday at the Labour Party presidential campaign in Ibadan, Oyo State. The spokesperson for the police command, Adewale Osifeso, said in a statement on Saturday that the suspect, who concealed the weapon inside his suit, was arrested by police operatives at the venue of the rally.

But Osifeso debunked a claim making the round that the suspect made an assassination attempt on the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi. However, he said Wasiu acted contrary to extant laws, especially the 2022 Electoral Act by bringing a weapon to the rally ground.

The police spokesman said charges had been filed against the suspect in court. Osifeso said, “Preliminary investigations revealed that the event was characterised with effective deployment of operational, tactical and intelligence assets, which was monitored under the highest levels of professionalism.

“He was arrested by police operatives stationed at the venue for being in possession of a concealed weapon, a double-faced jackknife on the inside of his suit in violation of the 2022 Electoral Act and other guiding regulations.

“Assertively, the Command wishes to reiterate that there was no assassination attempt on the life of Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, contrary to widespread, unfounded speculations. Lateef Wasiu has already been charged to court.”

A video clip had earlier trended online when the suspect was caught with the weapon at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba in Ibadan. The incident, however, stirred several reactions as people claimed it was an attempt to murder the Labour Party presidential candidate.

 

Source: Punch