The Atiku Campaign Organization has warned Nigerians to be aware of the antics of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, and not succumb to his overlordship as he is now doing in Lagos.
At a press conference on Tuesday in Asaba, PDP Presidential Campaign Council spokesman Charles Aniagwu offered the advice and cautioned Nigerians against electing Tinubu as president, saying that doing so will consign them to domestic slavery.
He claimed that Tinubu, who had already taken control of Lagos, was looking for a way to extend his influence over the other 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). He urged Nigerians to avoid making the same mistake as the people of Lagos, who gave him total control over all affairs in their state.
According to him, “as a campaign council we are urging Nigerians not to make the mistake of submitting themselves to internal slavery by the APC whose Presidential candidate had since captured Lagos and what he is looking for is to expand his territorial control beyond Lagos to control the entire country in form of slavery.
“For those of you who may not know, a number of the major projects and programmes in Lagos are controlled by this same individual.
“When you get to Lagos and ask them about BRT you will discover that it is handled by this man’s family. The signages in Lagos which is a very big business are handled by his son, and the collection of taxes in Lagos which is the biggest in terms of tax collection is handled by a company that is said to belong to this same man.
“Needn’t I mention other sources of revenue that Lagos should have benefited from you also know how he handpicks those who will govern Lagos to the extent that Ambode, a man that was doing well was taken out because he disagreed with them on how to share the funds of the people of Lagos.”
According to him, it would be very bad for all of us if someone like him tried to run our nation.
“If we don’t want to submit ourselves to slavery, Nigerians must stop Tinubu from crossing Lagos into the other 35 states and the FCT because that will amount to internal slavery for all of us where he alone will determine the next President, and who gets what and not forces of democratic governance.
“As part of that unbridled quest to expand his grip and capture the states, they have cooked up stories because they have seen that Nigerians are convinced that Atiku Abubakar is a man that has what it takes to recover this country and place it on the path of growth and development.
“They have gone to wake up a blackmailer and they call him a whistleblower. Am sure that as journalists you know who a whistle-blower is and who a blackmailer is.
“Michael Achimugu was not a staff of Atiku Abubakar, he was a staff of one of the support groups with the daughter, he was not employed to work for Atiku Abubakar.
“If all he does is to record his boss and his friend and you call that whistle-blowing, all of you know that is not whistleblowing but blackmail and anybody who is a blackmailer cannot be taken seriously and we are not perturbed because it was not done with the intention to help our country.