2023: Atiku, Tinubu fighting for second, third positions – Datti Baba-Ahmed
Vice-Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 elections, Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed, has said candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are fighting for the second and third position in the 2023 elections.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, Senator Baba-Ahmed also called on the Vice Presidential candidate of the APC, Kassim Shettima to tone down his attacks on individuals and their lifestyles.
According to Baba-Ahmed in the “squabble for second and third positions, some erstwhile major political parties appear to have crossed the boundaries of decency to transgress our peaceful activities and our focus on political schedules.
“An eminent group of statesmen under the aegis of the National Peace Committee, brought together all the Presidential Candidates to sign a Peace Accord, which represents an agreed code of conduct for the 2023 Presidential Elections.
“It is unfortunate that despite the noble objectives of this initiative, disinformation and misinformation about the Labour Party and its candidates have become fashionable in this election season.”
He also debunked as false narrative insinuation that Mr Peter Obi is against the production of oil in the north, saying “nothing could be farther from the truth.”
According to him, the APC strategy against Peter Obi now appears very clearly centered on promoting falsehood, in addition to empty and derogatory personal attacks, and of course this is because they can find no contentious points of negativity to push.
“Regular insults which have now become his (Shettima) trademark, have not spared the current Vice President whom he directed to go and sell ice cream, nor the former Vice President whom he described as a pure water seller, a noble venture which serves the populace better than a certain white substance.
“We congratulate Mr. Shettima on having improved his dressing, but equally remind him that he needs to improve on his public composure and discipline in communication.”
The LP vice presidential candidate also asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to address the Nation on what it intends to do with ungoverned spaces that elections were supposed to be conducted in next year.