Atiku attacks Buhari over 800-metre walk claim


Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and presidential aspirant, has ripped apart President Muhammadu Buhari after the presidency gushed about the number one citizen’s 800 metres walk after performing the Eid-Prayer in Dauara, Katsina, his home state.

“I think the president has done one thing today – that the issue is not how old one is but how fit he is; how healthy he is. Now that the president has proven his fitness and well-being, to continue in office is a settled matter,” Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu had written in a statement.

But reacting in a message posted on his verified Facebook page yesterday afternoon, Atiku dismissed the presidency claim as “pedestrian.”

He wrote, “I regularly jog more than a mile and exercise, but it will be pedestrian of me to ask Nigerians to vote for me because of that.

“I want my party – the PDP and Nigerians-to vote for me because I WORK not because I WALK. I will work to create jobs. I won’t walk to create an illusion.”


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