The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has warned Asiwaju Bola Tinubu that his alleged 2023 presidential aspiration may not be realised.
This is because, according to the PDP, he might be used and dumped by those he is currently supporting.
PDP gave the warning on Wednesday in reaction to the aspersion he cast on its presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
Tinubu, while taking up the challenge of managing the campaign of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for President Muhammadu Buhari described Atiku as one without any direction.
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While describing Buhari as honest and working in the best interest of the nation, Tinubu added that Atiku could not be trusted.
But in its reaction as contained in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP warned Tinubu to be wary of those around him.
It said they might not support his presidential aspiration.
“Our advice to Tinubu is that he should be watchful ahead of his 2023 wishful presidency interests because those he is dining with today, as demonstrated in time past, that they can always use and dump him,” the statement reads in part.
PDP also berated Tinubu for casting a slur on the personality of Atiku.
It said it was unbecoming of Tinubu to attack Atiku the way he did.
The party said Tinubu should be refined in his utterances.
The statement reads in part: “At Tinubu’s stature, he ought to be found in the class of respected senior citizens who are decorous, speak statesmanly and not resorting to the gutters whenever he speaks in public.
“In politics, family ties and bonds as well as relationships are greater and stronger than political interests and it is the expectation of our campaign organisation that Tinubu should understand this.
“Our candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is a focused Nigerian who has contributed immensely to the economic and political development of our nation.
“He has also displayed huge stability in character through the bridges of human and economic relationships he has built across our nation.
“At this critical time, when majority of Nigerians expect true democrats, which Tinubu has always claimed allegiance, to come together and rescue our nation from the absurdity of a governance that the APC and the Presidency represent, it is unfortunate that Asiwaju chose to be tied to the aprons of anti-democratic interests.
“Our advice to Tinubu is that he should be watchful ahead of his 2023 wishful presidency interests because those he is dining with today, as demonstrated in time past, that they can always use and dump him.
“Tinubu should know that among the ranks of presidential candidates, Atiku Abubakar stands out as that candidate Nigerians trust and believe in as their next President, come May 29, 2019.
“It is also imperative to know that the fairy tales of integrity which he weaved around President Buhari in 2015 have waned and become obsolete.”