- The Chief Whip of Lagos state House of Assembly, Rotimi Abiru has reacted to the former vice president Atiku Abubakar’s defection to PDP
- He said that Atiku’s defection could not stop Buhari’s re-election in 2019
- The lawmaker also noted that the former vice president also contributed to the problems currently plaguing Nigeria
The chief whip of Lagos state House of Assembly, Rotimi Abiru representing Shomolu constituency II has said the recent defection of former Nigeria’s vice president Atiku Abubakar would not stop President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in 2019.
Legit.ng reports that Abiru said Atiku’s defection could not be a threat to the ruling APC in 2019, adding that the party’s achievements would give it overwhelming victory during the next year general election.
The lawmaker said that though Atiku is a big fish, his influence would not save him if he eventually gets PDP ticket to contest against President Buhari in 2019.
He, however, warned Nigerians to be wary of the ex-vice president, adding that the problems plaguing the country were orchestrated by the PDP governments under which Atiku served as vice president.
He said: “Atiku’s defection to PDP is not a threat to APC in 2019 but it depends on the way you look at it. There is no doubt that Atiku is a big fish. But don’t forget former that he was a member of the former ruling party PDP and the problems plaguing Nigeria were orchestrated by the former ruling party.
“It is very clear to me that Atiku is pursuing an agenda and he goes to any platform he feels he could realise his ambition. I don’t Nigerians are so forgetful because part of the problems plaguing Nigeria were orchestrated by the past government under which Atiku served as vice president.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Abiru said that the good thing to note from the 2018 budget presented by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is that about 65 percent of the budget was targeted at capital expenditure.
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The lawmaker emphasised that the budget would impact on the lives of people of the state, adding that the government seeks to improve housing and power through the budget.
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