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Onanuga defends Tinubu over statement on fuel scarcity, new Naira notes



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Media director of the  APC presidential campaign council, Bayo Onanuga, has defended Bola Tinubu over a statement he made during a rally at Abeokuta, Ogun state.

Tinubu was quoted to have said that the scarcity of petrol and the naira redesign would not affect his chances of securing victory.

Phrank Shaibu, an aide to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said Tinubu was using the problems as an excuse for his imminent defeat.

In a statement on Thursday, Bayo Onanuga, the council’s director of media, said Tinubu was only drawing Buhari’s attention to saboteurs “possibly working in cahoots with the PDP”.

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“For a presidential candidate who cares about the suffering of our people, he has a duty to warn the government that its efforts to make life better for Nigerians are being sabotaged on several fronts,” Onanuga said.

“How does an advisory genuinely made by Asiwaju Tinubu to protect and create goodwill for the government of his party become an attack?

“It is in this light we found amusing the directionless Atiku campaign’s bagful of mischief in their hurriedly put-together press statement meant to gain shameful mileage from the suffering of Nigerians.

“PDP and Atiku should remember not to get high on their own smoke. No political blackmail and an attempt to create a conflict between Tinubu and his long-term ally, President Muhammadu Buhari can succeed.

“The Atiku rudderless campaign, always seeking cheap shots and easy ways has again woefully attempted to make a mountain out of a molehill from the comments made by Asiwaju Tinubu in Abeokuta.

he said as a patriotic leader, Asiwaju Tinubu will not stomach seeing ordinary Nigerians being made to face excessive difficulties over mundane issues.

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