The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu not to join in the smear campaign against its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

According to a statement issued on Thursday through its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party advised Tinubu, as an elder not to reduce his pedigree by engaging in indecorous utterances which it said had become the trademark of his party.

The PDP maintained that a person of Asiwaju’s status can conduct his political activities without recourse to indecent language that is lacking in respect for a personality such as Atiku, whom many Nigerians have generally resolved to be their next president.

The statement read in part: “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 opposition party therefore cautioned 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.