President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign chief for 2019 elections, Festus Keyamo (SAN), says the candidate of the opposition PDP, Atiku Abubakar is taking advantage of the emotions of Nigerians.
Keyamo said this on Monday when he featured on a Channels TV programme “Sunrise Daily” alongside Segun Sowunmi, the spokesperson for the Atiku Campaign Organisation (ACO).
According to him, “Atiku Abubakar cannot run on promises, and that is the picture my friend here is trying to create; that he is coming with loads of promises, he has been a businessman and created jobs.
“And they want to ride on the emotions of the people because of the unfortunate slump in the economy and get to power. But they have reached a dead end. Because Atiku Abubakar cannot run based on promises and this whole thing about running a business.
“He is not Donald Trump that came all the way from the private sector. How did Atiku Abubakar create jobs when he was in power? What we saw was a colossal failure of public institutions.”
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria also said the Buhari government had been doing well with the economy, adding that Nigeria is the best-performing economy in Africa.