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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Atiku plays ethnic card, tells Fulanis Buhari can’t speak Fulfulde

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday asked the people of Jigawa State to cast their votes for him and not for President Muhammadu Buhari, who he alleged is not a real Fulani man.

Atiku who stated this during a campaign rally in the state, told his audience that Buhari is not “a full-fledged Fulani man because he cannot speak Fulfulde,” the native language of the Fulani’s.


He went further to tell the crowd at the rally ground that “a real Fulani man would not drag his followers into extreme poverty like what is happening under the APC administration”.


On projects he will carry out in Jigawa if elected president, Atiku said he will execute three projects as requested by a former governor of the state, Sule Lamido.

The projects are the dredging of Hadejia River valley; construction of Gaya-Jahun to Kafin Hausa road and the construction of Kwanar Dumawa to Babura road.

Speaking, Lamido called on the electorate to ensure they cast their vote for the PDP presidential candidate. He told them that the coming election is “between competence and incompetence, genuine civilian candidate (Atiku) and‎ fake civilian candidate (Buhari).”

The National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, who was also at the event, expressed his gladness at the crowd that gathered for the rally saying it was overwhelming.

According to him, it has been the same “at all the venues of our campaign and Jigawa State is not an exception. It is based on this that we are warning (the Independent National Electoral Commission) INEC against any attempt to manipulate this year’s election.”

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