The Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organization has berated Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the APC, asking him to explain the whereabouts of his Cape Verde ‘Tokunboh’ wife, Lara Fortes.
Fortes married Oshiomhole in 2015, but has not been seen around him for awhile, fueling rumours on the state of the marriage.
The issue came to fore on Thursday after Oshiomhole in a television interview on on a national television accused Atiku Abubakar of failing the simple test of being a unifier alleging that the PDP presidential candidate is a serial divorcee.
Oshiomhole, who is Deputy Director-General of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Organization, had, in the interview, labeled Atiku as ‘serial betrayer’ and a ‘serial divorcee,’ unfit to unify Nigeria.
He said, “You (Atiku) can’t manage your household, you are a serial divorcee and you want to preach unity and family to me?”
Reacting, the Atiku Camp in a statement said: “Moreover, Oshiomhole is not in any position to preach about matrimonial competence and sanctimony as he has not explained the whereabouts of his imported foreign wife to Nigerians.
“It is important for Oshiomhole to note that Nigerians have moved beyond Tinubu as they have already attained consensus across the political, ethnic and religious divides to vote in Atiku Abubakar as a pan-Nigerian and unifier that will rescue our nation from the shambolic rule of the divisive, insensitive and corrupt APC.
“Of course, Nigerian have come to a consensus that our nation needs a visionary leader, like Atiku Abubakar and certainly not a bat with its inadequacies, specie inconsistencies and aversion to light.”
The Atiku’s team said, “…This can only explain why the former APC National Chairman, who was disgraced out of office, continues as a chattering roller coaster and a musical chair politician, who specializes in making unfounded comments and inventing fictitious claims against others just to draw undue attention to himself.
“Nigerians expect Adams Oshiomhole to note that the presidential campaign addresses serious issues and is not a platform for throwing tantrums and irresponsible commentaries.
“In any case, Nigerians will not be surprised to see Adams Oshiomhole turning around at Atiku Abubakar’s inevitable victory and inauguration on May 29, 2023, to condemn Asiwaju Tinubu and declare his current unsavory comments against Atiku Abubakar as mere political statements.
“If Oshiomhole has honour or means well for this nation, he ought to have resigned as Deputy Director General of Asiwaju/Shettima Presidential Campaign after series of shameful revelations of reported allegations touching on the integrity of the APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Our campaign holds that contrary to the garments of unity which Oshiomhole is forcing on Tinubu, the Presidential Candidate of the APC lacks antecedents that will showcase him as a believer in a truly united and indivisible Nigeria.”