Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has been lambasted on Twitter as
many people castigated him for posting a photo showing him nicely
dressed while ‘pretending’ to farm.
The politician had allegedly wanted to use the photo to create
awareness on farming and its importance but many interpreted it as
another gimmick for his presidential ambition. Nigerians tackled him for
wearing a white kaftan and alleged Rolex watch to the farm. They called
it pretence of the highest order and another way to deceive people.
Responding to the criticism, Atiku wrote: “I have owned this farm
since the mid-80s, and it employs a few hundred people. Does that make
me an unreal farmer? #smile.” then added: “Rhetoric is an important part
of leadership. If you are asking about my contributions to national
unity, I would rather others speak for me.”