The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar weighed in on a statement attributed to President Muhammadu Buhari, wherein he was said to have preached violence in at a campaign rally in Zamfara state last weekend.
According to Atiku, while speaking in Port Harcourt on Monday, during the PDP’s presidential campaign rally in Rivers state said it wouldn’t be the first time – clearly stating that Nigerians will no longer tolerate a leader that instigate them against one another.
“Do you know what the president said yesterday in Zamfara when he went there? He said Zamfara people, let us pray for rainfall, let us pray we grow food, let us pray we eat bellefull, and then we can make trouble,” Atiku said.
“Is that what a president should say? Buhari, I am addressing you. This is a president who is preaching violence, and this is not the first time he has done so in this country.
“We are not going to allow any person to knock our heads and make us fight; we want peace, we want prosperity, we want development, we want jobs — that is what we want for this country.
“We are not ready to fight each other again; so any leader who has come to instigate us to fight against each other, we will use our ballot papers to throw him out. So Buhari must go, Buhari must go, Buhari must go — I love you all, I swear to God”.