The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has made a veiled mockery of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he is not a failed farmer who could only boast of rearing 150 cows year-in, year-out.
Mr. Atiku said this while addressing a mammoth crowd that attended the inauguration of his North-West zonal campaign rally in Sokoto on Monday, promising that if elected, he will bring to bear his diverse experiences to tackle unemployment, insecurity and other challenges facing the nation.
He said, “I am a politician, I am a businessman, I am into many things, I am also a farmer and know exactly what the problems of Nigerians are. I am not a failed farmer who could only boast of rearing 150 cows year-in, year-out of his livestock business.
“I have more than a thousand cows in my farm, please we should not allow someone whose cows have not grown from 150 to come here and tell us lies and propaganda again.
“Our Nigeria of today needs a leader that will involve all in government, not some individuals who only care for their personal interests and not the country.
“My presidential bid is to strengthen the capacity and independence of our teeming unemployed youths, women and the less privileged persons in the society by supporting their cause for financial and economic independence through vibrant policies and programmes.”
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, also addressed the crowd, urging Nigerians to vote Atiku, the party’s presidential candidate in 2019, “so that all of us will have food to eat.”