From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja 

The Atiku/Okowa Campaign Organisation has accused the officials of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Council of making hate speech against prominent leaders in the north and other parts of the country.

The campaign organisation, in a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the aim of the APC was to allegedly “incite Nigerians, cause insurrection and disrupt the 2023 general elections.”

It stated that the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, had allegedly “resorted to incendiary statements, as well as deploying top members of his campaign, including a serving governor, to insult and condemn prominent Nigerian leaders as a ploy to trigger crisis in the polity.” 

According to the campaign, “Nigerians can still recall how Tinubu, recently in London, declared to his followers that ‘political power is not going to be served in a restaurant, it is not served a la carte. It is what we are doing; It is being determined; you do it at all costs; fight for it, grab it, snatch it and run with it.

“Also, Nigerians can recall how Tinubu, in an APC Campaign Rally in Abeokuta, Ogun State, made very wild allegations, inciting his followers to see the February 25, Presidential election as a ‘revolution’. 

“It is clear that Tinubu is pathetically being driven by an entitlement mentality, and, as such, he does not care about the unity of our country.  In any case, Tinubu had since announced that he does not believe in Nigeria as a nation. It is, therefore, obvious that he is in the presidential race for purposes that are not for the wellbeing of Nigerians; thus, his readiness to set our nation on fire for his selfish purpose.

“It is, however, pitiable that a two-term governor, who has been spewing divisive insults on the leaders of our nation, can make himself a willing tool just because of personal aggrandisement.”