Says former Anambra Governor’s candidacy is tainted by ethnic chauvinism.
Tambuwal, who is the director-general of the PDP presidential campaign council, spoke at the party’s campaign rally in Yola, the capital of Adamawa.
The Sokoto state governor said among the candidates contesting to be president, Abubakar alone has the capacity to “lead Nigeria to the promised land”.
Tambuwal said Nigeria “cannot afford” to vote for presidential candidates who have not gathered the required “experience at the federal level”.
“The argument has been made, issues have been joined and it is clear that only Atiku and Okowa are prepared to lead this country in a united manner. Atiku is competent, he has the capacity that we require today. We must not make the mistake of voting for APC again,” he said.
“I will not talk about Labour because their candidate was the governor of Anambra state, he was not able to conduct one single local government election.
“I challenge the Labour people to bring that record where Peter Obi was able to conduct a local government election, so how can he now be attempting to be president of Nigeria when as governor he could not organise local government elections? He is not democratic enough. In any case, his candidature is tainted by ethnic chauvinism and we know what that will portend for Nigeria.
“In any case, his party has not been able to even field enough candidates for national assembly elections. And in any case, they have not been able to muster agents over the 170, 000 polling units”.
Tambuwal asked the youths at the campaign ground to “ensure that they mobilise” their parents to vote for Atiku Abubakar in the presidential election.