Tinubu Tells Nigerians, Don’t Forgive PDP, Opposition Tells Him To Stop Playing ‘God’


BOLA Tinubu, a former Lagos State Governor and chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has been told to stop acting as if he is god.

Tinubu had called on Nigerians not to forgive the PDP despite its apology. He stated while speaking at the 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium on Thursday.

Tinubu, who likened PDP to the case of a thief who is only begging because he was caught in the act said that the party looted the nation.

“PDP was in power for 16 years and as expected, we made mistakes. We are sorry for our mistakes and when we return, we shall make this country better. We have experience, no any other party has it”, he had said.

However, the PDP, reacting, advised Tinubu not to allow himself to be used a second time as “he still bears a gross part of the blame for the enthronement of this incompetent, divisive, nepotic and inherently corrupt administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, which has brought the nation to its knees in three years.”

A statement by National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Thursday which was a reaction to Tinubu’s speech, at his colloquium, said rather than being a damage of the PDP, the former Lagos state governor ended up amplifying an admittance of the failure of President Buhari and the APC administration.

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The party affirmed that without listening to the prompting of any politician, Nigerians across the board have taken the liberty to accept PDP’s apology which was made patriotically in the overall interest of national healing, reconciliation, unity and cohesion.

It added: “The PDP watched with amusement as Asiwaju Tinubu struggled with words to appease President Buhari and give him assurances that he can win a second term election in the face of mass failure both in governance and in their discredited, rejected and troubled platform.

“It was a direct admittance of failure and indictment on President Buhari’s administration, when Asiwaju pointedly told the President that the ship of the nation, under his (Buhari’s) watch, still needs to be rescued, almost three years down the line.

“It is tragic that Asiwaju had to tutor his visitor, who had no policy direction since his election in 2015, by engaging in a revision of the programmes and policies of the PDP, such as the leasing system, the mortgage and pension schemes which boosted the economy and directly impacted on the lives of Nigerians.

“More pathetic is the fact that the APC leader presented the PDP programmes as if he was introducing novel ideas in the economy. This clearly stood in our position that the APC government is incompetent and lacking in ideas of how to move the nation forward.

“While we congratulate the Lagos Governor Emeritus on his birthday, the PDP considers it needful, to forewarn him to study the current ambience of Nigerian politics as it relates to the failures of the Buhari Presidency and the fact that the citizens have since rejected this Presidency and the APC, so that Asiwaju will not find himself swimming against the tide.”