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Buhari, Atiku In War Of Words

By Ajibola Abayomi,

December 8, 2017

President Buhari and former Vice President Atiku

Hardly had the dust settled on President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment against the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the former Vice President Atiku Abubarka has fired back at the President on his expectation ahead of 2019 poll.

The President on Thursday during his visit to Kano had said the atrocities committed by the PDP against Nigeria was still fresh in the minds of the people

He said it was surprising that they are dreaming of staging a comeback after looting the nation’s treasury.

“The atrocities committed by this group against the country are still fresh in our mind, and coming to think of it that they are dreaming to stage a comeback is highly surprising.

“This group plunged the country into the unnecessary economic mess owing to wanton looting of our common wealth.

” The president said those tasked with administering justice on corrupt individuals are themselves complicit of corruption.

“In a raid conducted by security agents on the resident of a Federal High Court judge recently, they found in his possession four diplomatic passports, huge amount of hard currency and other incriminating documents bordering on economic crime, and these are the same guys empowered by the constitution to dispensed justice on saboteurs.”

However,  Atiku has told the President not to be deceived by the crowd that welcomed him during his visit to Kano State.

Buhari was quoted by his Special Assisitant, Garba Shehu to have said, “I am overwhelmed with the massive reception I have received and definitely, since this is partisan politics, I think it has sent a clear message to the opposition.

 “Even going by the details of the election results in 2003, 2007 and 2011, it was very clear that nobody could even dare to rig my scores from the elections in Kano.

“It has been so consistent and I don’t think I have the vocabulary to express my thanks to the people of Kano.

“I am very grateful to God and the people of Kano for the complete trust you have in me.”

But reacting through his spokesperson, Paul Ibe, the ex-Vice President said Nigerians will decide 2019.

 The spokesman for Atiku, said this when asked by Punch to comment on Buhari’s statement that the reception he got in Kano was an indication of his popularity.

He said, “The only thing I can tell you is that Nigerians will decide 2019. “Nobody else can decide but Nigerians.”


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