A Political Analyst, Dayo Sobowale, has taken a swipe at the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, for faulting the policies of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and for saying that the economy would crumble if he continues that way; as he mentioned that the former Vice President is behaving like an alternative President even though he is not an alternative President.
Dayo Sobowale had said, “Atiku is in a position to say what he has said. If it has been said by civil rights group, or if it were to be said by you or me, well everybody knows what it is; it will be taken as it is, that it is somewhat a reflection of what is on the ground. But being Atiku saying it, and the context in which he is saying it poses a different sort of situation and a need for a different sort of appraisal; he lost the election, and in a Presidential System, let’s get this very clear, it’s a winner takes all situation for four years. You do the election — you win the election as President in an executive presidency, you take over for four years; the box stops on your table; there’s no room in the Presidential System, for assistant or what do you — alternative President, or President in waiting, it’s only at election time the competition is settled, and whoever wins should be given a clear coast to run based on his manifesto. The renewed hope agenda is not a stranger to all of us, even Atiku knows it by heart, but you see Atiku is behaving like an alternative President; he is not an alternative President.”