Former PDP National Chairman, Dr. Ahmadu Ali has slammed the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, calling him an old plane that has been parked for too long, whose functionality cannot be guaranteed.
He said this yesterday at the public presentation and launch of a book on the achievements of President Goodluck Jonathan. The 112-page book entitled “Profile of achievements” was put together by PDP Youth Network.
Jonathan, who was expected at the launch of the book which chronicled his achievements, was however absent without sending any representative. Ministers, senators, House of Representatives members as well as other prominent Nigerians were also absent and did not send representatives.
Ali, who was represented by Akeem Atojoko, however likened President Jonathan to a plane that has been working for ten years, which in aviation rules, would be better and well guaranteed than a new one that has just been purchased.
Commenting on the new book, he said; “The book is a must read, if our President was lousy, there will be no avenue for the opposition to trade words and blames at him. He is easy going and quiet and he is digital.
“We will be here in 2019 to celebrate the successes of President Jonathan when he must have completed his work. With the course I did on Aviation, we were told that a 10-year plane which has been working is far better than a brand new one you buy today. Buhari is an old plane that has been parked for long, we have a plane that has been flying; if you have a plane that has been flying for 10 years, it is better and trusted than a new one,” he said.