TINUBU WARNS PDP ON CAMPAIGN BY DEMONISATION
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), has wished the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its media allies well in their campaign by demonisation.
But he warned that only solid and clear-cut programmes, not demonising political opponents by purveying falsehood, would win elections.
'If the PDP and its media allies feel the demonization of Bola Tinubu will save them in the South-west and other parts of the country, they are entitled to their costly delusions,' he said. Reacting to a newspaper story, which claimed that the Federal Government was filing a charge against him for alleged breach of code of conduct when he was Lagos State governor, Tinubu said the government was free to press charges if it had any proof.
But he warned that if all the noise was still on the so-called foreign accounts, then the government was embarking on a 12-year blind alley, at the end of which they would have found it a waste of time.
'I have said it before and I will say it again: if they have any evidence, let them go ahead and prosecute. The so-called case is an object of cheap blackmail, from which nothing would come. In any case, let us meet in court, if they have any case,' Tinubu challenged.
He added that the alleged sale of some five houses in the United States, purportedly belonging to him, added new comic to the blackmail and demonization game. 'For 12 years, they have bandied around allegations about the so-called foreign accounts, with absolutely no shred of evidence. Now, they are adding comical sales of non-existent houses. It is election time, of course.' he said.
Flush from a tumultuous rally in Ibadan, Oyo State, where the ACN gubernatorial candidate, Senator Abiola Ajimobi flagged off his campaign, Tinubu said the PDP should keep on distracting themselves with these old wives' tales.
'By the time they are buried without trace after the April election, they would wake up to find out it is too late,' he said, adding that from the large crowd that attended Senator Ajimobi campaign, it was clear PDP was heading for a terrible beating in Oyo State, in the April elections.