The spokesman of the President Muhammadu Buhari reelection campaign organization, Festus Keyamo (SAN) has again berated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for begging former President Obasanjo for forgiveness, stressing that the move confirms growing reports that he is corrupt.
In a statement issued to newsmen in Abuja, Keyamo said it was ridiculous for Atiku to be begging his former boss instead of confronting the corruption allegations against him. The statement reads in part
'... however, we are bemused and amused that a character who intends to be President of Nigeria has, for the past eleven years, consistently begged for “forgiveness” from a man who has consistently and unequivocally called him a very corrupt fellow.
“We wonder what type of character would not vigorously confront his accuser with facts to show his innocence but would rather consistently ask for “forgiveness” from him.
“The desperation to get the endorsement of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo by the PDP and its candidate is a clear sign that they want to return us to our sordid past where a few people decide who should govern us.
“In 2014/2015, President Muhammadu Buhari and his team, out of respect and convention, paid courtesy calls on prominent individuals and statesmen in the course of their campaigns when they visited cities in which these individuals lived. However, Nigerians should note that President Buhari was NEVER reported to have groveled and “begged” ANYONE for forgiveness, just to be endorsed as a Presidential candidate. Ultimately, he relied on the people of Nigeria to decide his fate. President Buhari would continue to rely on the endorsement of the people of Nigeria to be re-elected,” he added.