The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the press briefing by the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, earlier today.
Obi, a former governor of Anambra state, had asked President Bola Tinubu to reintroduce himself to Nigerians and tell citizens where he was schooled, and his background and speak on his educational qualifications.
Obi was reacting to the recent revelation by the Chicago State University (CSU) position that the certificate Tinubu submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission was not from the institution.
In a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Felix Morka, the APC said:
At his press conference earlier today, Mr Obi blathered on about President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s identity and academic record, like a broken voice note of Atiku Abubakar, cutting a pitiful profile as though forced to read a prepared statement by his unimaginative handlers, and mendacious associates in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Unwilling to miss out in the orchestrated campaign of calumny against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu over his certificate from the Chicago State University, Obi jumped on the tailboard of Atiku’s bandwagon to satisfy his uncanny and insatiable thirst for cheap media attention long after his Labour Party had dissociated itself from a bogus call to action by the former Vice President.
In his drivel, Peter Obi demanded that the President reintroduce himself to Nigerians, as though the 8.9 million Nigerians who voted him last February were all groggy when they made their free democratic choice.
Mr. Obi must know that President Tinubu does not need a re-introduction. He does not have any identity problem except the one contrived by the Atikus and Peters of our political firmament.
The 8.9 million Nigerians who voted him into office were, and remain, aware of his outstanding record and accomplishments as a defender of democracy, freedom, social and economic justice for over three decades.”
The ruling party said Nigerians voted for Tinubu “with full faith and confidence that his track record and wide competencies would help in the re-engineering of our country’s economy for the good of the greatest number of Nigerians.”
The party also accused Obi and Atiku of the PDP of disrespecting Nigerian courts with their utterances.
Atiku had earlier addressed the media, where he called on Nigerians of goodwill to ask Tinubu to resign.