Atiku demands a one-hour TV interview from Tinubu
Atiku Abubakar, the candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has challenged Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), to offer a minimum of one hour of television time before criticizing him on Arise TV.
According to Naijaloaded, former vice president Atiku criticized Tinubu for choosing Kashim Shettima, a fellow Muslim and former governor of Borno State, as his running partner while speaking on an Arise TV program.
When Tinubu pushed to be Atiku’s running mate in 2007, Atiku said that they were divided by the same religious ticket.
However, Tinubu’s Campaign Organization claimed in a statement released on Saturday that the PDP presidential candidate lied and wasn’t qualified for the position.
As he claimed that, in contrast to Atiku’s assertion, the PDP candidate wanted him to be his running mate, Tinubu examined six instances in which Atiku lied in his interview.
In a statement released on Saturday in response to Tinubu’s outburst, Atiku stated that he found the Tinubu Campaign Organization’s knee-jerk response amusing and challenged the APC candidate to grant the same interview.
The former vice president claimed he was not surprised by Tinubu’s response because, for obvious reasons, he hasn’t given a lengthy interview.
Part of the statement states,
“We want to challenge Bola Tinubu to interview himself for an hour, just like the Waziri did, and if he can be as articulate and focused as our candidate, then he can talk.
We merely want to remind him and his acolytes that they are not in a position to point fingers until they have taken the hot seat, though, until that time.