2019: Buhari’s Campaign Groups Endorse Atiku
Some members of President Muhammadu Buhari campaign groups have rejected his ambition to seek a second term in office.
Rather the members have endorsed Atiku Abubakar for President in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
The members, who have now formed another group 'IamAtikulated2019', said majority of them came from the various support groups that vigorously campaigned for Buhari as President in the 2015 general elections.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja at a press conference, the national coordinator of the group, Ike Bishop Okoronkwo, called on Nigerians at home and in the diaspora, to reject President Buhari.
The Coordinator, who said that their objective is to support Atiku to be chosen as the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, added that “majority of the members of this platform, came from the various support groups that vigorously campaigned for Buhari as President in the 2015 general elections.
“We wish to use this opportunity to call on all Nigerians, both at home and in the diaspora, to vehemently reject President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the APC in Nigeria in all future elections.
“Let us put away petty sentiments and come together as one united people in the interest of our country Nigeria, to support and vote Atiku Abubakar and his party, the PDP, in the upcoming general elections, because, “patriotism” as they say, has no political party.”
Okoronkwo, who boasted that his group will match words with action in the forthcoming elections, explained that the choice of Atiku was because, the Adamawa born politician “is a detribalized leader and a uniting figure, a good bridge builder who bridges gap between tribes, and modest in religion. He relates equitably with Nigerians in business and in politics without greed or sentiment.
“He is an astute politician, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Perhaps, his philanthropy is most visible through his promotion of education at all levels, particularly higher education.”
They, however, enumerated the needless killings of innocent Nigerians by Fulani Herdsmen and other militant groups, the worsening unemployment rate among Nigerian youths, epileptic power supply amidst high tariffs and the increasing rates of kidnappings as reasons why they are rejecting Buhari.
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