Vice President, Kashim Shettima has made a statement regarding the retirement plans for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
Speaking with reporters after the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal affirmed President Bola Tinubu’s victory on Wednesday, Shettima said he will retire Atiku to his hometown and buy livestock for him to rear.
He said, “We have moved beyond the phase of politics. Now, we are in the phase of governance. Atiku Abubakar is an elder statesman whom I hold in very high esteem.
“Anybody who knows the socio-cultural interaction between the Fulanis and Kanuris in the north would know that I have the liberty to hurl all insults at him and he’d stoically bear.
“We are not going to retire Atiku to Dubai or Morocco. I’d retire him to Kombina. I’d buy him goats, broilers and layers so that he can spend his days rearing cows and broilers.
“On a more serious note, Atiku is an elder statesman. The nation needs him. Experience is not something that you can buy in the market. We’d tap into his wealth of experience and exposure to catapult the nation to a higher pedestal. Politics is over, governance is now important.”
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Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), which upheld President Bola Tinubu’s victory.