Why Atiku Should Be Elected President In 2019 — Group

National Coordinator of the group, Mr Chris Oghenevwierhe Sodje (Left) and National Women Leader, Princess Funmilayo Micheal during the Press Conference

Why Atiku Should Be Elected President In 2019 — Group

A group known as The Atiku Presidential View has said for Nigeria to move forward and realize its economic potentials and wealth, Atiku Abubakar must be elected President in 2019.

The group says its core objective is to visit the 36 states of the federation and Abuja as well as the 774 local government areas of the country and rally support for the former vice president in order to ensure the actualisation of his presidential ambition.

It added that its resolve to ensure the actualisation of Atiku’s presidential ambition was borne out of the conviction that the former vice president would restructure the country, revive the nation’s ailing economy and institutionalise the fight against corruption even as it criticised the current administration’s anti corruption fight as being one sided.

Addressing journalists and bloggers during a press conference last week in Lagos, the National Coordinator of the group, Mr Chris Oghenevwierhe Sodje described the ruling All Progressive Congress, (APC) as a drowning party run by a President that thinks he’s in a Cow Republic and condemned the administration for allegedly sinking the nation’s economy and politicing its fight against corruption.

Sodje added that “The Atiku Presidential View Support Group is committed to actualising the presidential ambition of former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as we are convinced that he has what it takes to turn the country around for good.

“We are even more convinced that he is committed to restructuring Nigeria because he knows that that is the right thing to do. Besides, if the country is not restructured and there is crisis in the Niger Delta, it will affect him the more because his major business, Intels is located in the Niger Delta.

“As a proven entrepreneur, he has investments in different sectors of the economy and employs a good Nigerians; so he understands what it takes to revive the economy. As a matter of fact, he knows the economy having served as the chairman of the nation’s economic council when he was vice president,” he stated.

“The allegation of corruption against Atiku is laughable. You don’t fight corruption by hauling people into prison, rather you fight corruption with institution. There are Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC); Atiku is better placed to fight corruption by strengthening those anti corruption institutions because it is the PDP that set them up in the first place,” he explained.

He explained further that Atiku if elected President would restructure the nation within 6 months of attaining power and that he would run a national governent of unity void of nepotism.

Also speaking at the press conference, the National Women Leader, Princess Funmilayo Micheal, also took pot shots at the All Progressive Congress and the Minister of Information and Culture for calling on the United States Government not grant US entry visa to the presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2019 presidential elections.

She also said the APC government “is under-performing and Nigerian women are tired of them. As women, we feel the bad policies of the present government more because we are the mothers and wives; we are fed up with the decadent APC government that lacks accountability or transparency.”

She said Atiku’s government would be an all inclusive one as women and youth would take their rightful place in the distribution of offices.

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