Presidential aspirant under the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar said he jogs more than 1600 metres regularly and that he would rather work to create jobs than walk to create an illusion.
TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports Atiku stated this in reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari’s 800 metres Sallah day walk.
Buhari on Tuesday joined thousands of Muslim faithful to observe the two raka’at Eid el-Kabir prayer in Daura, Katsina State.
The president, who arrived the Eid Praying Ground in company of his aides and relatives at about 9.48 a.m, performed the annual sacrifice of slaughtering of the ram immediately after the prayer session, and thereafter trekked for over 800 metres from the prayer ground to his private residence amidst chanting of `Sai Baba’ by well- wishers.
Given the 800 metres Sallah day walk, the Presidency said Buhari has now demonstrated his fitness to run for second term.
“I regularly jog more than a mile and exercise, but it will be pedestrian of me to ask Nigerians to vote for me because of that.
“I want my party – the PDP, and Nigerians, to vote for me because I work not because I walk. I will work to create jobs. I won’t walk to create an illusion,” the former vice president stated.