Tinubu, according to Momodu, has utterly failed to sell his platform.
Dele Momodu, the Peoples Democratic Party’s director of strategic communications, asserted that President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and several party chieftains felt too ashamed to participate in the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu campaign trail.
The previous candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential nomination claimed in a statement on Saturday, December 7, 2023, that the APC presidential campaign has been lackluster and uninteresting thus far.
The APC campaign council’s updated timeline, which said that Buhari would accompany the APC flag-bearer to campaign in 10 states before the February 25 election, was announced the day before the publisher of Ovation Magazine made his allegation.
However, Momodu contended that Tinubu, who he claimed has given the party more anguish than glory, and other party leaders were dragging their feet in supporting him during the campaign.
He added that Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State, had even failed to sell his own platform as he had continued to make one mistake after another when speaking at campaign rallies.
The statement read: “It is obvious that the President, Muhammadu Buhari and many senior APC chieftains are palpably embarrassed about the quality of their presidential campaigns, which has been extremely lackluster.
“Their candidate has failed miserably to even sell his own manifesto. It has been one gaffe after the other. To President Buhari’s credit, he was able to put up a robust defense when he was accused of some shortcomings in the past. In Tinubu’s case, his team has resorted only to bullying opposition and the media without offering responsible explanations to very serious accusations and allegations.
“The social media is awash with incredibly embarrassing jokes and comedy skits about a once ebullient and well-respected South West political icon.
“It is therefore not surprising that the President has been foot-dragging in campaigning alongside a candidate who has brought them more grief than glory.
“Just imagine that the President uttered no word when he handed the party flag to Chief Bola Tinubu. That was the first disturbing sign that all is not well in the APC House of Commotion.
“Not even Chief Asiwaju’s ally and former Attorney General of Lagos State, Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has been seen standing next to him to defend his policies and personal character and attributes. Only a few rabble-rousers and political jobbers are left to goad him on. This is the most unusual presidential campaign I have ever witnessed.”