A Lagos-based civil rights group, Save Lagos, has disclosed that the emergence of the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the Presidential candidate of the main opposition party in Nigeria,
the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), was the best option and better
alternative for the Nigeria masses in the 2019 Presidential election.
The group also maintained that Atiku’s victory at the just concluded
Presidential primary of the PDP had rekindled the hope of the Nigeria
masses to choose between the old order of tyranny General
Muhammadu(rtd ) regime and new order of democrat Alhaji Atiku’s
In a congratulatory message to former Vice-president, signed by the group’s
Convener, Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman, and copy was made available
to newsmen, he described the choice of Atiku as
Presidential candidate of the PDP as a welcome and good development by
putting round peg in a round hole, saying that Atiku has the capacity
to fix Nigeria and uniting the country.
Comrade Sulaiman also described Atiku as a detribalized Nigerian
unlike the current President Muhammadu Buhari who is bigot with
religion and ethnicity, urging Nigeria masses to use their power of
Permanent Voter Card (PVC) to vote out President Buhari in the next
year Presidential election.
The rights activist who sees Atiku as an experienced administrator and
trusted politician who understood the nooks and crannies of the
country, commending the leadership of the PDP and the Okowa led
Presidential Primary Electoral committee for conducting free, fair,
credible, transparent and acceptable Presidential Primary that
produced Alhaji Atiku.
According to the group, The emergence of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as PDP
Presidential candidate has changed the political firmament of the
country towards 2019 elections and the political atmosphere has just
breathe the fresh air by giving hope to the Nigeria masses. It is our
believed that this will give maximum opportunity to Atiku to
restructure Nigeria and restoring Nigeria lost glory back.
While congratulating Atiku on his deserving victory in a keenly
contested Presidential Primary election, Sulaiman advises Atiku to
ensure that all his wealth of experience in governance bore in
handling the unity of the country if eventually elected as President
of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He therefore, reminded the Presidential hopeful of his
restructuring stance promises if he gets to the office of the
President in 2019, noting that the group is ready to work and support
Atiku’s Presidential candidature in his quest to rebuild the country