The party warned Tinubu to respect himself and not be drawn into what it calls “the smear campaign” and “unsavoury comments” against Atiku.
Recall that Tinubu had on Wednesday boasted that even if Atiku held meetings in “Dubai or Jungle”, the APC would defeat the PDP and its presidential candidate in the 2019 presidential election.
He said the country would not allow the PDP which, he alleged, ran the country badly while in power for 16 years between 1999 and 2015 to return to power.
PDP said Tinubu as an elder, should “not reduce his pedigree” by engaging in what it called indecorous utterances which it said had become the trademark APC.
PDP in a statement by its National Publicity secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja on Thursday said it was regretable that someone like Tinubu could recourse to the use of what he called indecent language.
He said, “It is also instructive to state that a person of Asiwaju status can conduct his political activities without recourse to indecent language that is lacking in respect for a personality, such as Atiku, whom Nigerians, across board, have generally resolved to be their next President.
“For the avoidance of doubt, despite the ludicrous disposition of APC and its leaders towards the 2019 Election campaign, the repositioned PDP and our presidential candidate remain committed to our promise to focus on solutions to the myriad of problems facing our people and transform their lives for the better.
“The PDP therefore cautions Asiwaju Tinubu to redirect the discourse of his party to productive issues instead of this unbridled resort to lies, deception, beguilement, propaganda, smear campaign and uncouth language, which Nigerians now resent.”