Raphael Ede, Enugu
A political group under the aegis of Nigerians Trust Atiku (NTA), has said that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, will restructure Nigeria and unite Nigerians if elected as president.
The group, therefore, called on Nigerians to support the Atiku presidential bid since he is one with a liberal leadership trait to address the yearnings and collective aspiration of Nigerians on such issues as restructuring, rule of law and resuscitating the economy.
Addressing newsmen, in Enugu, on Tuesday, leader of the group, Victor Ogueji-Agbo, thanked the delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for their show of trust for the former Vice President which resulted in his emergence as the presidential candidate of the party.
Agbo, who described the primary election as very free, fair and credible, commended the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led convention committee, the National Executive Committee, members of board of trustees, the Governors forum of the party, NASS members and the entire PDP family for a successful convention.
He described, “The unity of purpose, oneness and cooperation” among the presidential aspirants before and after the the emergence of Waziri Adamawa as a true reflection of the reformed PDP under Chief Uche Secondus.
Also in his contribution, the South East Zonal coordinator of the group Mr. Innocent Okozor called on “the most vocal and admired PDP governor,” His Excellency Ayo Fayose to remain in the party and work with other party members to sack the Buhari led APC led government come 2019.
Okozor said that, “Abubakar Atiku having stood for justice, respect for rule of law, sanctity of democratic principles, will respect and uphold the vision of our party, especially in area of federal character, unity and national cohesion”.
He described the jubilation that followed the election of Atiku’ as flag bearer of the party and the subsequent endorsement by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a “show of trust and general acceptance of his candidacy”.