Hajiya Titi Abubakar, the wife of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has suffered a serious gaffe ahead of the 2023 elections.
Madam Titi in a viral video mistakenly allegedly told Nigerians to vote for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the party’s Presidential candidate in the forthcoming presidential elections.
According to Legit new, the video has sparked heated reactions online as Festus Keyamo, spokesperson for the APC Presidential Campaign Council, admitted it was a slip of the tongue.
Titi Abubakar, the wife of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, made a blunder as she called on Nigerians to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 presidential election.
In a video which has gone viral on social media, Ms Abubakar while condemning the APC for failing to fulfil its promises to Nigerians made a gaffe as she mistakenly told Nigerians to vote for the ruling party against her husband’s PDP.
Titi Abubakar, Wife of PDP Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar openly canvassed for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of APC. She told Nigerians to vote Tinubu and APC pic.twitter.com/3xiM42WkuD
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“By the 25th of February, everybody should come, if you have not collected your PVC, go and collect your PVC… we should vote APC; APC promised to do so many things for the country but we can see ourselves now the way we are.”
Festus Keyamo, Adamu Garba, others react
Reacting to the video, the spokesperson for the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, said the statement by the wife of the PDP presidential flag-bearer is a slip of tongue.
“Wife to Atiku, Titi Abubakar, has just urged Nigerians to vote APC on February 25th next year. In all honesty, this is obviously a slip of tongue, but we hold the view that it is unreasonable to make a mountain out of such molehills, especially when you quickly correct yourself!”
Adamu Garba, an APC chieftain, also said:
“A big thank you to our dear mother, Mama Titi Atiku Abubakar for endorsing the APC, despite your husband & our father, Atiku running under PDP.
“We know you are just and fair. We are sure you understand that Bola Tinubu is much more competent than Atiku. Your act is very patriotic.”