The presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has knocked his opponents over their delay to produce their “permanent” running mates within the time-frame stipulated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In a statement, Atiku said the office of the presidency does not need someone who is hesitant to make decision in picking his running mate.
However, other candidates vying for the office of the Presidency in the 2023 elections include, a Former Lagos Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu under the APC platform; A former Kano state Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso under the NNPP; former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi of the LP, amongst others.
In a statement, Atiku chided his opposition candidates especially from the APC, NNPP, and the LP over what he described as lack of clarity and inability to make decisions at a critical time to pick their permanent running mates.
He said picking running mates by candidates vying for any big office like the presidency is very important in a democracy.
“The office of the presidency needs someone who has the clarity to make decisions without hesitation.”
“In developed democratic countries, the process and picking of a running mate by a presidential candidate is a step to understanding the capacity of a candidate and his capability to do the job”
Reacting through his spokesman, Tunde Rahman, the APC Presidential candidate said it is pathetic for the PDP to utter such.
The PDP should pay attention to resolving their internal crisis, they failed to fulfill all their internal promises.”
“They should stop the propaganda campaign on Muslim-Muslim ticket, amongst others,” Tinubu’s spokesman said.