Vice-President Kashim Shettima, yesterday took a swipe at one of his predecessors, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar shortly after their victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, Abuja.
Atiku, who was the nation’s number two citizen between 1999 and 2007, ran against President Bola Tinubu in the February 25 election.
Atiku and other opposition contenders lost the election to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu following a declaration by The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Dissatisfied, Atiku and some other rivals headed for the court, which struck out their petitions and upheld Tinubu’s election.
However, addressing reporters outside the courtroom shortly after the Tribunal had upheld their election, Shettima took a swipe at Atiku Abubakar.
Answering a question thrown at him by a female journalist if he would still fulfil the vow of retiring Atiku as stated during the campaign, the vice-president said, ”Atiku Abubakar is an elder statesman that I hold in very high esteem and anybody who knows the social cultural interaction between the Fulanis and the Kanuris in the North will know that I have the liberty to haul all insults at him and he will bear.
”We are not going to retire him to Dubai or Morroco, I will retire him to Fombina, I will buy him goats, broilers and layers so that he can spend his days rearing goats and broilers.”
I’ll Retire Atiku to Fombina, Buy Him Goats To Rear – Shettima mocks ex-Vice President pic.twitter.com/qcD81BIRhW
— AbaCityBlog (@abacityblog) September 7, 2023