The All Progressives Congress, APC, vice presidential candidate, Sen. Kashim Shettima has berated the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar for neglecting the North-East during his eight tenure as vice president.
Shettima, who spoke at the Yobe South APC rally held in Potiskum on Tuesday, said Atiku deserves no vote from the Northeast.
“You cannot vote for someone that did eight years as Vice President without doing eight projects in his place. You cannot vote for someone that did eight years as Vice President without empowering eight people”, he said.
According to Shettima, most of Atiku’s closest associates like Fariya and Baba Wuro Barambu all died without meaningful assistance from Atiku.
“Abdullahi Nyako of Adamawa, died in a rented house; Fariya died in anger. Atiku has no close associate in Gombe State than Baba Wuro Barambu but he died indebted, what sort of brotherhood or associate is this,” Shettima queried.
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The APC vice presidential candidate also claimed that even the road to Atiku’s ancestral home, Ganye, was constructed by the APC-led government under President Muhammadu Buhari.
He called on the people of Yobe State to vote for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the APC instead of wasting their votes on someone who does not care about them and their entire region.
Senate President Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, who also spoke at the rally, said the turnout in Potiskum was a challenge to the other two zones.
“We will prove our worth with huge votes that would deliver the State to our great party.
“We will ensure the victory of the Asiwaju/Shettima ticket with massive votes from Yobe State”, Lawan said.
Governor Mai Mala Buni said the massive turnout of APC supporters for the Yobe zone ‘B’ rally in Potiskum had strengthened the party’s confidence in recording a landslide victory against other parties in the forthcoming general elections.