ATIKU – Ex-vice President, Atiku Abubakar has revealed that he will not respond to the disapproving comments credited to his former boss, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Atiku’s position was made known Thursday by his spokesman, Mr. Paul Ibe. Ibe said his principal was not disturbed by Obasanjo’s comments.
“We have taken a decision not to make any reply to what former President Obasanjo was reported to have said. We have decided to move on and that is just it,” Ibe said.
He, however, said it was not impossible for the PDP to come up with a consensus candidate in view of the various coalition talks going on in the circles of the opposition parties.
“I think it is the thinking among the parties to possibly field a consensus candidate, but you know, these are politicians; they know how to go about it,” he added.
Ibe said Atiku was focused on his presidential aspiration and had not been distracted in any way, stressing that his propelling force was to take the masses out of “the present grinding poverty.”
Atiku’s response is coming after Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State, has urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to be guided by Obasanjo’s comments on Atiku and look for a credible candidate that will be acceptable to Nigerians.