Atiku endorsement: Dogara ran from frying pan to fire, says Obi campaign

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The campaign office of Peter Obi and Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the Labour Party (LP), says Yakubu Dogara, former speaker of the house of representatives, made a grave error in endorsing Atiku Abubakar.

 

On Friday, the Northern Leaders Consultative Forum, a group which Dogara is a member, endorsed Atiku, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

 

The forum said Atiku was the best choice among the presidential candidates.

 

But reacting, the Obi-Datti campaign, in a statement, said Dogara has the right to support whomever he wants but trying to do that based on his selfish interest won’t augur well for him.

 

 “Clearly, the former Speaker knows that he is swimming against the tide by his unpopular decision which amounts to running from frying pan to fire; from one injustice to another and claiming to be acting on behalf his people whose anger for the two wrongs of the two main political parties are glaring,” the statement reads.

 

“Hon Dogara knows as a fact that his position does not reflect the heart and mind of majority of Nigerian populace who are already on the moving train to take back the country from the primeval  political thinkers like him.”

 

The campaign said Dogara’s stand showed his double standard when he refused to support same faith ticket of his party but pitched his tent with the PDP that does not respect fairness.

 

 “At his level as the Ex-leader of the national parliament, Hon. Dogara should have been privileged to read the hand writing on the wall vividly to know that where the pendulum swings today: the talk is not about political party, but about character, competence and capacity, because where the country precariously stands today requires nothing short to save it,” the campaign further said.

 

“Hon. Dogara as the Speaker of the House of Representatives successfully ran a parliament literally in the opposition to the Executive and heaven did not fall, yet he feels that a pragmatic President like Peter Obi would not be able to maneuver or steer the ship of state.”

 

The campaign added that it’s obvious that the former speaker is still living in the past of the old politics that brought the country to where it is today.


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