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Grant One-Hour TV Interview Before You Talk To Me, Atiku Taunts Tinubu

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has mocked his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for dodging the press despite running to lead the country.

Atiku in a statement on Saturday by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe said he was amused to read the knee-jerk response from the Tinubu Campaign Organisation, when the APC candidate is dodging to grant a prolonged interview.

He challenged Tinubu to grant at least one hour television interview before speaking against his comments on Arise TV.

The former vice-president, while appearing on Arise TV programme, had knocked Tinubu for selecting a fellow Muslim, former Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima as his running mate.

Atiku recalled that it was the same faith ticket that made him to part ways with Tinubu politically when the former Lagos governor pressed to be his running mate in 2007.

Reacting the Tinubu’s Campaign Organisation in a statement on Saturday, said the PDP presidential candidate lied and was unprepared for the job of presidency.

But responding Atiku said he was not surprised at Tinubu’s response because he has not sat down to do any prolonged interview for obvious reasons.

The statement read in part, “We would like to challenge Bola Tinubu to subject himself to an hour long interview, like the Waziri did, and if he is able to be as articulate and mentally present as our candidate, then he can talk.

“Until then, we will only want to remind him and his yes men that they are not in a position to point fingers when they have not sat on the hot seat.”

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