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Dele Momodu, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, director of strategic communications for the presidential campaign council has said that chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, are not campaigning for the party’s presidential aspirant, Bola Tinubu because they feel embarrassed.
Momodu said this in a statement issued on Saturday, noting that Tinubu has failed to market his manifesto, with one gaffe after the other.
Tinubu, a former Lagos State governor has suffered a number of gaffes that have generated public debate and trended on social media.
Momodu who is the publisher of Ovation magazine alleged that the nature of the embarrassment during APC campaign rallies has informed President Muhammadu Buhari’s hesitance to join the campaign.
He said, “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 lacklustre.
“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 defence when he was accused of some shortcomings in the past.
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“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.
Momodu added, “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.”