Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), mocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday, questioning why the party is still in existence.
Speaking at the unveiling of the Tinubu/Shettima door-to-door campaign group in Abuja, Tinubu urged members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) not to be bothered by the opposition party saying that the party lacks directions.
Tinubu, who described the PDP as a party that lacks direction, urged members of his party not to be bothered about the main opposition party.
“We are not just the ones to hurl abuses and insults at our rivals’ party. We don’t need it. We are smarter; we are brilliant; we are courageous; we are not like them,” he said.
“They spent 16 years and forgot that there is a railway infrastructure that can do haulage, human carriage, animal husbandry and food carriage across the length and breadth of the country.
“They (PDP) got there and turned it to an incubator. I wonder why they still exist as a party. These are people still fighting for leadership of their party, looking for the direction of the compass. We are not equal at all; we are smarter. We know the road; let them follow.
“We don’t need to worry about PDP — poverty development party. Today, let’s lower the temperature. It’s not the time to campaign yet. They will hear a lot from us.
“We are the party of progressive ideas. We want good education for our children, good development for Nigeria, prosperity for this country, agricultural and agro-allied projects to be embarked upon.”
President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC took office in 2015 after the PDP’s 16-year administration of Nigeria, which began in 1999.
The PDP is also experiencing a leadership problem as well. Since the party’s presidential candidate is also from the north, there have been calls for Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the party, to step down and be replaced by a southerner.
Speaking further on his party’s plans for Nigeria, Tinubu asserted that the APC has the answer to the nation’s issues and added that the party is developing a strategy to address the problems.