From: Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa
An Atiku Abubakar campaign group has declared that God and not former President Olusegun Obasanjo can make former Vice- President Atiku Abubakar President in 2019.
The Director of Youth in Atiku Campaign Organisation and national chairman, Atiku Care Foundation, Ambassador Aliyu Bin Abbas who stated this in Yenagoa over the weeknd during the inauguration of the national executive board members and 36 States coordinators of the Atiku for President, 2019 organisation said it is the firm belief of all supporters of Atiku that power can only come from God.
Abbas speaking against the backdrop of an advice given by former President Goodluck Jonathan that Atiku should apologise to Obasanjo to actualise his dream of being President of Nigeria, disclosed that he ( Atiku) had apologised severally in the past but his apologies were rejected by Obasanjo.
According to him the decision on what becomes of Atiku in 2019 cannot be decided by a single individual like Obasanjo but Nigerians that constitute the voters.
“We respect the view of Former President Jonathan and know that Atiku has apologised severally. If Atiku decide to apologise again, so be it. But I always give example, where was Obasanjo in 1997 and 1998? What happened after that? He became President. It was not his doing but God. In Atiku camp, we believe that power belongs to God and if God makes Atiku the President, so be it. It is only God that can decide Atiku future as President. I don’t think Obasanjo has any major role to play in how to make Atiku President. That power only comes from God”
Abbas who lamented that President Mohammadu Buhari has wasted the goodwill that brought him to office in 2015 by neglecting Nigerian youths, said Atiku has shown that he is a detribalised Nigerian that would ensure Nigerian youths are involved in the running of the country.
He noted that the decision by Atiku choice of political platform will soon be made public insisting that the body language of Atiku and his supporters have indicated that it will be PDP and called on the PDP to remain focus and put the house in order to be able to confront the All Progressive Congress in 2019.
” PDP should take this as an advantage and be steadfast to concentrate on internal party unity and stop the in-fighting. Even the power hunters that have taken Nigerians for a ride knows that it only Atiku that can sort out the mess Nigeria is in” he said.