2019 Presidency: Yoruba Farmers Make U-turn, Endorse Atiku
South-west farmers under the auspices of the Agbekoya Farmers’ Society have recommended the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar within the February sixteen presidential election.
Agbekoya disclosed this on Friday after a meeting with the Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council (South), Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
On why they advocate Atiku and not Buhari, the group, in a statement sent to DAILY POST, said they expressed their interest in an Atiku presidency “because of his developmental guidelines in particular the difficulty of restructuring which they stated will permit each zone of the country to develop at its very own tempo”.
The statement read: “the complication dealing with the farmers are giant and these can only be surmounted if there may be a responsive authorities who can be alive to the yearnings of the human beings particularly the farmers whose contributions to a country’s well being isn’t always negotiable.
“The Buhari led management has been the worst period for Farmers across the Southern and Middle Belt of Nigeria. Forget all they are saying about making gains with the Agricultural region, the prevailing management supervised an assault on us with the Herdsmen attacks. While we have been crying, the authorities looked the opposite way.
“We have read Atiku’s plan on tackling this disease and we are happy with it. We additionally read his plan on restructuring and as soon as he implements that, the fortune of this u . S . A . Will skyrocket.”
In his reaction, Otunba Daniel thanked the institution for the team spirit and endorsement of the PDP flagbearer within the presidential race.
Their desire of a candidate in Atiku, he said, changed into timely and of necessity due to the fact the Yoruba race have to be repositioned to take its rightful vicinity within the comity of states inside the country likewise other zones who will enjoy the restructuring agenda.
“The issue of clashes between Herdsmen and Farmers is one that ought to be of subject to a central authority that changed into elected to protect the people. Having tried a central authority for a period of four years with none significant trade however as a substitute, apathy and lack of confidence, it’s far high time we did the needful through electing a president who will trade the fortunes of the people for the higher and make sure equitable distribution of dividends of democracy amongst Nigerians. And which can best be the previous Vice President, Atiku Abubakar,” he said.