The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has said the choice before Nigerians is to elect between a lively and a lifeless candidate.
Abubakar said this in reaction to a statement by the Buhari Campaign Organisation on his emergence as the candidate of the PDP for the 2019 election.
The Buhari Campaign Organisation had in a statement by its spokesman, Festus Keyamo, accused Abubakar of corruption, saying its principal and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, President Muhammadu Buhari, stands well above Abubakar as he was not corrupt and was not thrown up via a warped primaries.
But reacting through the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, the former Vice President dismissed the allegations of corruption again him.
He said they were the same old allegations that had not been proven.
He equally said it was the primaries of the APC that was not acceptable, leading to even the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, describing it as unfair.
Abubakar said it was obvious that the presidential contest next year will be between a lively and a lifeless candidate, quoting the description of President Buhari by President Donald Trump of the United States of America.
He said he has the credit of providing employment to over 50,000 Nigerians.
The statement said: “The choice before Nigerians in 2019 is a simple one. Nigerians have a choice of electing a lively candidate with a record of providing 50,000 jobs to Nigerians in his private capacity versus the lifelessness (apologies to President Donald Trump) of a candidate under whom Nigeria lost 11 million jobs and became the world headquarters for extreme poverty.
“Nigerians have a choice of a man who will provide an efficient and business-friendly solution to the herdsmen crisis and a man whose government said ‘giving land for cattle ranching is better than death’.
“It is very obvious that faced with such a choice that Nigerians would definitely vote for the man who will Get Nigeria Working Again, hence we are not surprised by this desperate statement from the Buhari administration that is so shameless that they made a man implicated in framing a man of God on spurious charges as their spokesman. If he can lie against a man of God, should Nigerians believe anything he says about the PDP and its candidate?”