The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has claimed the prayers offered to it by the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, during APC’s rally held in Jos yesterday.
PDP, in a statement by Hon Debo Ologunagba, its national publicity secretary, said the good wishes of Tinubu are a pointer that PDP ‘represents the hope and aspiration of a majority of Nigerians for a secure future’.
Tinubu had in the closing session of his speech mistakingly prayed for the success of the PDP instead of his party, APC.
PDP claimed that ‘it was not a slip of tongue but a divine proclamation that the hope for Nigeria, which he harped on, can only come from the PDP’.
According to PDP, “Tinubu’s prophetic blessing on the PDP, our party, has been receiving flurries of calls, solidarity messages and visits from key members of the APC, who believe that his prayer is a divine act of God to point the nation to the right direction.
“This perhaps explains why Tinubu was incoherent and had no concrete message to Nigerians at the flag-off of his campaign. He could not proffer any solution or idea to the challenges of insecurity, disunity, unabated killings, rising unemployment, tumbling naira, collapsing economy with unprecedented debts of over N40 trillion arising from summersaulting macro-economic policies of his failed and corrupt APC government.”
PDP advised Tinubu to concentrate more on his ‘narcotic indictment and inconsistencies in his personal biodata of name, age, ancestry, education and record of work which Nigerians have the right to know.
“Nigerians expect Asiwaju Tinubu to have the courage to admit the fact that are already in the public domain, apologize to the nation and withdraw from the presidential race.”