Atiku Abubakar who is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), early today challenged All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to at least give one hour television interview session before speaking against his comments on Arise TV.

Atiku and Bola Ahmed Tinubu

If you can recall when former vice-president Atiku while appeared On Arise TV programme, berated Bola Tinubu for selecting a fellow Muslim, who happened to be the former Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima as running mate.

According to Atiku, the same faith ticket separated them when Tinubu lobbied to be his running mate in 2007.

A statement released on Saturday noted that the PDP flagbearer was “amused to read the knee jerk response from the Tinubu Campaign Organisation to the wave making interview granted by Atiku Abubakar”

It reads; “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.

“Tinubu campaign exposed its gross desperation and vacuousness by citing the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) 1999, to declare Waziri Atiku Abubakar’s stance on engaging in a side business while he was a young custom officer as a breach of the law. It is pertinent to educate the Tinubu campaign organisation that Nigeria is not under a military regime and our Constitutions are not retroactive in nature.”