The All Progressives Congress (APC) has explained why its 2023 Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, visited ex-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
APC National Publicity Secretary Felix Morka, who gave the explanation in a statement on Monday in Abuja, declared that it was a strategic move for national unity and cohesion, worthy of commendation and emulation.
He said the alleged outburst against the visit by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) betrayed its extreme hypocrisy and folly.
“Rattled by the recent statesmanly visit of our Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
“The opposition PDP has hit the panic button in false alarm, saying the move won’t help our candidate and party.
“Again, the PDP proves itself as a party afflicted with chronic myopia, lacking in vision and incapable of recognising the imperative of elevating the common good of our country above partisan quibbles,” Morka said.
According to him, PDP’s obsession with puerile partisanship blinds it to existential and strategic opportunities to heal old wounds, mend fences and build bridges of national unity and harmony.
“The PDP’s track record of 16 years of misrule, corruption and squandermania, remains indelible in the consciousness of Nigerians.
“Contrary to PDP’s laughable claim that the duo of Asiwaju Tinubu and Sen. Shettima are distancing themselves from President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
“It is on record that this government deftly managed two economic recessions, and pulled the nation back from the precipice where PDP’s years of atrocious rule left it hanging precariously,” he said.
Morka said the APC and its presidential candidate were seeking the mandate of Nigerians to consolidate on the foundation of restoration and greatness that had been laid across all sectors by the Buhari administration.
The APC spokesperson said it was sad that the PDP would rather fan the embers of hate and division.
He added that the PDP and its co-peddlers of hate and disunity could not stop this noble aspiration.