The Vice President, Kashim Shettima, has expressed his belief that it is time for Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, to withdraw from active politics.
Speaking to reporters after the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, Shettima vowed to force Atiku into retirement.
He also mentioned that Atiku would be sent to Fombina, rather than Dubai or Morocco, where he might engage in animal rearing.
It was previously reported that the five-man panel, led by Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani, upheld President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s election in their final judgment.
The tribunal rejected the petitions made by the Peoples Democratic Party, Labour Party, and the Allied Peoples Movement, ruling in favor of President Tinubu, Vice President Shettima, and the All Progressives Congress.”
The PDP and the LP candidates, Abubakar Atiku and Peter Obi, respectively, have vowed to challenge the judgement at the Supreme Court.
However, Shettima resorted to turning the loss of Atiku at the tribunal as a source of derision.
“Atiku Abubakar is an elder statesman that I hold in very high esteem, and anybody who knows the social-cultural interaction between the Fulanis and the Kanuris in the North will know that I have the liberty to haul all insults at him, and he will bear,” Shettima said
“We are not going to retire Atiku Abubakar to Dubai or Morocco. I will retire him to Fombina, I will buy him goats and broilers and layers so that he can spend his days rearing goats and broilers.
“On a more serious note, he is an elder statesman. The nation needs him; experience is not something that you can buy in the marketplace. We will tap into his wealth of experience and exposure to catapult the nation to a higher level,”