The Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not a real Fulani man for not knowing how to speak Fulfulde.
Atiku Abubakar said this in Jigawa State where he went to solicit for votes for next month’s elections. According to him a real Fulani will not make people go into more poverty.
He said: ”a real Fulani man would not drag his followers into extreme poverty like what is happening under the APC administration”.
He is also reported to have wept as residents of Jigawa shouted his name as he mounted the podium.
He also promised to do three projects for Jigawa if he is elected next month as President. The projects was as the former governor Sule Lamido for him to do for his people. The projects includes; the dredging of Hadejia river valley; construction of Gaya-Jahun to Kafin Hausa road and the construction of Kwanar Dumawa to Babura road.
Sule Lamido while speaking urged Jigawa electorate to vote for Mr Abubakar, saying the 2019 election is ”between competence and incompetence, genuine civilian candidate (Atiku) and and fake civilian candidate (Buhari).”
The year 2015 and the months leading up to the polls of March 2015 is one that many Nigerians will continue to remember and the stories told to generations unborn. The story of how a man that was rejected three times in previous elections in 2003, 2007 and 2011 turned out to be the messiah of this generation of Nigerians. He has been described figuratively as the Abraham Lincoln of modern Nigerian politics. It is the story of how the integrity and history of a man 30 years ago was able to bring him back to power, transcending the records of contemporary politicians including the unpopular government of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The campaign of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s ascendancy to power was run on the platform of change that was highlighted under three categories; Security, Anti-corruption and the Economy with emphasis on Job creation. With the rot that was already witnessed under the People’s Democratic Party-led government especially the last government and many allegations of corruption, this was going to be a daunting task.