The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, said that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is never destined to become president of Nigeria because he is arrogant and lacks the character of a leader.
Oshiomhole stated this while addressing journalists at the APC national secretariat in Abuja on Thursday, February 28, 2019.
According to him, Atiku was desperate to be President of Nigeria and has been jumping from one party to the other to actualize his ambition, but he is having a poor understanding of the voting pattern in the country. He said:
“I think it is arrogance for Atiku to think that our future is tied to his Presidency. Atiku is destined never to be President of Nigeria and I ask you to review his character. Leadership is about character.
“Atiku’s desperation is so obvious. He is so desperate that in 2003, he challenged his own boss, Obasanjo. He decamped to join ACN and we offered him the ticket and he lost the election and returned to PDP.
“He contested again and lost the nomination and because he has only his interest at heart, he decamped again from PDP.
“He joined us in Lagos and rolled out the dollars but we voted for Buhari as our candidate. He knew that he cannot defeat Buhari in the primary and went back to the PDP.
“Do you think that such a political rolling stone, does he think that Nigerians are so insincere as to think that a man who is not stable and whose interest is about himself will be a possible candidate to be elected?
“What makes him have that sense of entitlement that he must be President of Nigeria? You cannot deny anyone the right to dispute the outcome of an election however free and fair.
“So, we hope and we are looking forward to meeting Atiku Abubakar in court. We might also choose to also cross petition because there were many areas we can dispute.
“In Adamawa state, he had already lost the election before he did some magic that gave him that narrow victory in Adamawa state.”