The APC battle for who gets the party’s presidential ticket have already gone nasty as former vice president, Atiku Abubakar Saturday described the 12 million votes received by General Muhammadu Buhari in the last presidential election as a fluke.
According to him, the number of states Buhari’s CPC won did not tally with the number of votes the retired got in that election.
Atiku who tried so hard to discredit and minimize Buhari, maintained that he is a better choice than Buhari.
But so many Nigerians who participated queried his credentials. Some blatantly told him, he was part of the PDP he is kicking while others maintained that APC remains a “bus stop” to Atiku so far he is yet to realize his ambition.
He twee ted ” those who are advocating an automatic ticket for Buhari are afraid of me”
Atiku spoke on twitter under the hashtag meetAtiku hosted Mercy Abang of Nigeria Newsdesk, said the north would not vote for the PDP because the party, in his opinion, has failed Nigerians.
The former VP who used the forum to announce his aspiration said it would be disservice to Nigerians for anyone to advocate an automatic ticket for Buhari.
He said ” asking me to not contest is asking me to give up on Nigeria. “
When asked about his political nomadic nature of moving from party to party Atiku said ” APC is my last bus stop because the party is a little to the left of the center”
Atiku who expressed worry at the tactic being employed by the present administration in the fight against insurgents, said he would set up an anti terrorism agency that would be independent of the Police and army.
Atiku expressed doubt at the ability of INEC to conduct a free and fair election.
On the issue of why he has avoided visiting the United States, Atiku who promised to always scrutinise defence spending said ” I visit any country if there is reason for it”
Atiku who boasted that he had created over 50,000 jobs in Nigeria and in other African nations, said devolution of power from the Federal Government to states would improve the state of agriculture ” because states control land not the federal government “
On Education he said he would improve standard and try to achieve e the global ratio of 1:16 that obtains in his university