By Adeyemi Olusoga
Atiku Abubakar, Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will continue to seek the presidency without getting it just like former Kenya Prime Minister, Raila Odinga.
Kashim Shettima, vice presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) said this on Tuesday in a town hall meeting with business leaders in Lagos.
Shettima said, Atiku cannot be likened to former American President, Abraham Lincoln under whose tenure slavery ended in the United States.
Kashim Shettima, former governor of Borno, has compared Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to Raila Odinga, former prime minister of Kenya.
Kenya’s Odinga had sought the presidency multiple times before settling to become the Prime Minister in a power sharing agreement with former Kenyan president Kenyatta.
Shettima said Abubakar, who was vice-president from 1999 to 2007, does not have the capacity to rule Nigeria.
“Leadership has got beyond the statesman… someone who cannot unite his party. I wonder how he is going to unite this nation. The world is talking about artificial intelligence, big data, and nanotechnology.
“The training that the elder statesman got from the Kano school of hygiene was that of a ‘wole wole’. And believe me, the ability to sell bottled water doesn’t make one an expert on the economy.
“My parting short shot is that Atiku Abubakar is no Abraham Lincoln, he is more of Raila Odinga and come next year, we are going to permanently retire the political tourist to Dubai.”