NLNG Corporate Teamwork banner First bank campus storm Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

2019: Buhari must go — Atiku

By Muhammad Sabiu, Kaduna on 09/09/2018

Gmail icon

Views: 1,036

•PDP presidential aspirant, Atibu Abubakar
•PDP presidential aspirant, Atibu Abubakar

Former Vice President and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) hopeful, Atiku Abubakar, has said that Nigeria’s leadership must be changed in 2019 for the country to move forward.

The former number two citizen made this assertion while he paid a courtesy visit to Senator Ahmed Makarfi in his residence on Saturday.

According to him, he was in Makarfi’s residence with his campaign team as part of his continue consultations ahead of the September national convention of the party.

He commended Makarfi who is also a presidential aspirant of the PDP for steering the party through turbulence period when he held sway as the party national caretaker committee chairman.

He noted that Nigeria is currently at a crossroad and that there was a need for the aspirants and well-meaning Nigerians to rescue the country from insecurity and poverty.

According to Atiku, “Nigeria is at a crossroad, this is the worst time since 1999 democratic system.

“The maladministration of the APC government is very evident; we have the highest record of unemployment since 1999, we have the highest inflation, we have multiple exchange rate that discourages foreign investment. We have the highest level of insecurity since 1999.

“We are disunited this time more than ever before, people are angrier, people are poorer more than at any time. I mean, if Nigeria is the headquarters of poverty in the world.

“This is unthinkable, for a country that is endowed with human and natural resources like ours, just because of lack of clear-headed leadership and direction, this is where we find ourselves.

“So, it is obvious that we just have to change the leadership of this country.
When asked whether the PDP has the magic wand to change the country’s status quo, Atiku said, “of course, have you forgotten that PDP governed this country since 1999 and we witnessed progressive development in all sectors of the economy.

Speaking on his visit to Makarfi, he said: “we are all members of the same family and we are working together to ensure that PDP produces the best candidate for the next election, so that, PDP can be returned to power.

“I am a democrat and I have always worked with anyone that emerged, so I am ready to work with anyone that emerges through credible elections.

“Speaking about consensus, he said, the consensus is their “political family issue”. When we close the doors and come out with a consensus, it will not be surprising.”

Responding, Makarfi reminded the former VP for their various struggles working for the party in the past, noting that Atiku is capable and qualified to lead the party.

Senator Makarfi said he has nothing to lose if Atiku picks the party’s presidential ticket.

“I am ready to work with any of the fellow aspirants that emerges that is why I even said that, because I am willing to work with some of them, I won’t even step into their states.

“I am not aversed to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar becoming the party’s candidate, just like he is not also aversed to me becoming the party’s candidate, it is a family issue, we are talking and we will keep on talking”.

Text (excluding headline) sourced from a Tribune report

Source News Express

Posted 09/09/2018 10:36:16 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Ending the bloodbath in Plateau State, Middle Belt,...

Southern Kaduna massacre barbaric, says CEDRA

Troops capture 14 Boko Haram terrorists, gun trucks...

2 planes collide at Lagos airport

CBN sets five-year timeline on cheque storage

IFAD to assist 12,500 Ebonyi farmers with N500m...

Sheriff rejects PDP’s amnesty offer

Super Falcons book France, South Korea, Norway in...

Buhari has reintroduced Decree 2 through the back...

Kidnapped Sierra Leonean Ambassador to Nigeria regains freedom...

Aregbesola’s hidden treasures in Osun State

Mines, Steel Ministry generates N2.97 billion in 2018...

 

Latest News 3 drown in Lagos while fleeing arrest by FSARS Boko Haram war just starting — Shekau 2023: Tinubu’s Presidential campaign office opens Girl, 12, serially raped by pastor, native doctor, neighbour gives birth in Edo hospital Robbers behead Police sergeant, security personnel Sanwo-Olu declares emergency on Lagos roads Insecurity: 45 killed, 13 kidnapped in deadly attacks across Nigeria last week Army conducts promotion exams for 141 soldiers Minister decries Unity Schools’ ‘skewed’ admission policy How our lawyer strayed into Justice AbdulMalik’s home — EFCC FG, KAS Prints, Canon partner to empower Nigerian youths Edo APC crisis: Oshiomhole, Obaseki’s loyalists allege attack on members

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (550,314 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (447,091 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (394,521 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (330,250 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (298,710 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (262,605 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (255,916 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (253,151 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (234,612 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (220,739 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (198,370 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (195,631 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (104) Business & Economy (4,488) Business Verdict (84) Columnists (1,126) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (217) Entertainment (689) Features (829) Global Business Monitor (462) ICT Monitor (65) International (4,064) Interview (204) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (173) Maggie's Blog (444) News (52,598) Opinion (1,393) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,559) Religion (1,109) Sports (2,192) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera