A former Lagos State Commissioner, Mr. Dele Alake, has stated that the claims by the Peoples Democratic Party that the All Progressives Congress Vice-Presidential candidate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will hand over power to former Governor Bola Tinubu after assumption of office, shows that the opposition party was heading for victory.
Alake, who doubles as the Director of Strategic Communications, All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation in a statement on Sunday called on all Nigerians not to take the Director of Media, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, serious as he was known for his crude claims.
According to him, the time frame of six months for the action to take place indicate that the APC presidential candidate, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and Osinbajo would have been sworn in as President and Vice-President respectively on May 29, 2015.
Alake said, “Any psychoanalyst can read the mind of the purveyors of this concoction of falsehood. Their assumption gives away the fact that they themselves accept the certainty of victory of the APC in the presidential election.”
He said, “Fani-Kayode alleges that Asiwaju Tinubu would become President by asking the Vice- President, Professor Osinbajo, to resign after six months in office in the belief that the President Muhammadu Buhari may have terminal health challenges.
“That the message came through Fani-Kayode who, just a few days ago, was brought to answer corruption charges, makes the message incredulous. The whole world knows the other reasons for the incredulity of any message delivered through him.
“Indeed, the fact that the PDP campaign machinery can construct a post-presidential election scenario in which APC would be in power is a significant testimony of their admission that they have lost this election. We note this mental and psychological concession of victory to our party’s presidential candidate but reject the odious scenario.