Atiku repels Oshiomhole’s attacks | The Guardian Nigeria News

Peoples Democratic (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar yesterday rebuffed what he called the “use of rude words” by former Edo state governor Adams Oshiomhole.

Atiku, who broke free from the verbal attack, said the former Edo governor was “disturbed by his rising popularity”. A statement released by Atiku/Okowa campaign organization spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan said: “Nigerians expect Adams Oshiomhole to establish that the presidential campaign addresses serious issues and is not a platform for outbursts of anger and irresponsible comment.”

In a television interview on Wednesday, Oshiomhole claimed that Atiku was completely insensitive to Project Nigeria. The former governor added that Atiku’s speech in Kaduna, where he was quoted as saying that northerners should not vote for southerners, was a clear indication that the PDP candidate was not a unifier.

Oshiomhole, a deputy director-general of Bola Tinubu’s Presidential Campaign Council, and his running mate Kashim Shettima said Atiku is “currently the weakest link among the three leading candidates,” including Tinubu and Peter Obi of the Labor Party (LP).

However, the statement from Atiku’s spokesman said: “Nigerians are unwilling to accept such an apparent ‘HPD’ stance from him towards the nation’s favored leader, Atiku Abubakar.

“In any case, Nigerians will not be surprised to see Adam’s Oshiomhole turning back in Atiku…

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