A former Vice-President of the country, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, said that he is more experienced than President Goodluck Jonathan in the field of running the country.
In an interview with French news agency (AFP) on Friday, the Adamawa State-born politician blamed the escalating spate of insurgency and violence in most parts of the North-East especially Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States on Jonathan.
According to Atiku Abubakar, Jonathan’s administration had done nothing significant to address the fundamental issues and to improve the lives of the populace.
“This insurgency shouldn’t have lasted even six months. Within weeks, we (Obasanjo and I) crushed it because we did not neglect military training and, of course, we did not lack the leadership and the capacity to take decisions.
“I told Nigerians that Jonathan did not have the capacity; he didn’t have the experience. He didn’t have anything and yet they gave him the chance, the opportunity. And they can now see the chance and the opportunity they gave him. Of course, I’m more experienced than he is. I believe my capacity cannot be compared with his, in all respect,” Abubakar said.
Atiku continued slamming the administration for failing to initiate innovative reforms that would sporadically transform key sectors of the society.
Earlier this month, Atiku Abubakar revealed his intention to fight for the presidential chair after having lost out to Jonathan at the PDP primaries three years ago.
Though, he is currently with the main opposition party, the APC (All Progressives Congress), it is yet unclear if he would be handed the party’s ticket ahead of the likes of Muhammadu Buhari, a former Military Head of State, and Aminu Tambuwal, incumbent Speaker of the lower legislative arm of the National Assembly.