Atiku Will Be Voted Next Nigerian President- Lagos PDP Leaders Boast


As Nigerians prepare to vote their next president on Saturday, leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state have boasted that the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar would be voted to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in May 29th.

The leaders who spoke separately on Wednesday at the party’s State General Assembly held at the Lagos PDP secretariat at Agege Motor road, Onipetesi-Ikeja, explained that the Nigerian economy was better before the coming of the All Progressives Congress (APC) into power in 2015.

Former Minister of Cooperation and Integration in Africa during Olusegun Obasanjo administration, Chief Abimbola Ogunkelu, said that Atiku was sure to win the Saturday poll, urging Nigerians to come out enmass to vote him, and not allow anybody to scare them.

Ogunkelu, while applauding the commitment and determination of chieftains and members of the party, declared pointedly that Atiku would be voted in Saturday as next president of the country, urging Nigerians to vote with their index fingers to make their votes coubnt.

The party chieftain noted that Nigerians were currently in pains economically, among others, saying this was not the situation during 16 years when the PDP was in power, between 1999 and 2015.

According to him, under PDP rule, Nigeria’s economy was adjudged as the fastest growing in Africa, but noted that the country’s economy was now in a shamble and education sector in worst state as “our children were out of schools for eight months.”

“Now we must change it. Of all that are campaigning, the one that can do it Atiku- Okowa. Nigeria is the road to break up. What we need is restructuring. We ran a truly Federal System of government in the First Republic until the military came. Now everything produced in Nigeria goes to the Federal Government which now gives stipends to the states.

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“Restructuring is the only the only way out. The only one that has espoused it is Atiku. So the government led by Atiku will restructure the country, the economy, and implement all his programmes and rescue the country.

“So it is important we vote for Atiku and PDP come this Saturday,” he said.

Meanwhile, the former PDP chairman in the state, Capt. Tunji Shelle, while welcoming the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) executives and members into the fold, said the Saturday poll was one that must be taken seriously.

Selleh said Nigerians must be prepared to sacrifice by voting and ensuring that their votes count, even as he assured that BVAS was going to take care the excuses of rigging.

He described the PDP Presidential Candidate as a unifier, a disciplined and very humble leader, to get what he wanted “from bad situation, assuring that he would surely win the Saturday poll and bring succour by reviving the country’s economy once he takes over as next president of the country.

Earlier, in his welcome address, Lagos PDP Chairman, Mr Phillip Aivodji, stated that the gathering came about to let the whole world know that the party exco and members in the state were one and united without any division.

The party chairman maintained that Atiku would emerge victorious in Saturday’s election, saying Atiku stood out amongst all those contesting the position of president in the country.

He noted that only two geo- political zones, including South-East and North-East in the country that had not produced the president, saying Atiku is from North-East and qualified to contest.

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“That is why we should vote Atiku, he is the only one that stands out. He has been with us in SDP. He stood down for MKO. He has sacrificed for Nigeria.

” North-East has not there as president since the return to democratic rule in Nigeria in 1999. Atiku will win the seat and you will not be disappointed. It is God’s project.

“Atiku will win, reject their money. Come out and vote. I want to call on security agencies to be alive to their duties. Take your destiny into your hand and don’t be afraid,” Aivodji said.

The NURTW state Coordinator, Comrade Olusola Akingbola, in his remark, said Nigerians desired a president that respects the country’s constitution, “and not one that would use area boys against us,” recalling that Atiku demonstrated his respect for the country’s constitution when he served under former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

“NURTW is recognized by the Federal Government, go out and vote Atiku Abubakar. Don’t be afraid, go out and vote, they have been using us all the time. Resist them this time around, defend your votes,” he said.














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