Yoruba Farmers Make U-Turn, Endorse Atiku For President


As per report culled from a reliable source.. South-west farmers under the auspices
of the Agbekoya Farmers’ Society have endorsed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the February 16 presidential election.

On why they endorse Atiku and not Buhari, the group in a statement said they expressed their interest in an Atiku presidency “as a result of his developmental policies especially the issue of restructuring which they said will allow every zone of the country to develop at its own pace”.

Agbekoya disclosed this on Friday after a meeting with the Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council (South), Otunba Gbenga Daniel.

The statement read: “the hardship facing the farmers are enormous and these can only be surmounted if there is a responsive government who will be alive to the yearnings of the people especially the farmers whose contributions to a nation’s well being is not negotiable.

“The Buhari led administration 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 sector, the present administration supervised an assault on us with the Herdsmen attacks. While we were crying, the government looked the other way.

“We have read Atiku’s plan on tackling this disease and we are satisfied with it. We also read his plan on restructuring and once he implements that, the fortune of this country will skyrocket.”


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