The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has highlighted “reasons” President Muhammadu Buhari should not be returned to power in 2019.
Abubakar said Buhari has no single economist in his cabinet and can’t manage the country’s economy, hence should not be re-elected in 2019.
The former Vice President, who spoke during a youth town hall meeting in Lagos yesterday, pointed out that the current Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo was not an economist.
He maintained that the job of a Vice President was to manage the country’s economy.
According to the Waziri of Adamawa, “Our President said the economy has collapsed and he told the governors that it is going to be worse. Is this the kind of government that you want to return to power again?
“Do you know that in this government, there is no single economist? So, they don’t even know how to manage the economy and our lives, whether youths, the old, women or men depend on our economy. If the economy is good, we will prosper individually and collectively. If the economy is bad, we all perish and they are asking you to return them to power”.
“I am not here to tackle individuals, but we have a professor of Law. A professor of Law is not a businessman, he is not an economist…and the job of the Vice-President in our own type of government is to help you manage the economy. So you have to take the right type of Vice-President to help you do that.”