The Deputy Director, Support Group, Atiku Presidential Campaign Council, Oladimeji Fabiyi, has advised People Democratic Party (PDP) to consider well its decision in picking its presidential candidate, saying Nigeria may further be plunged in hardship if it failures to give former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, opportunity to correct sea of wrongs and sufferings in the country’s system.
Fabiyi told the party and its members to be weary of consequence of denying Atiku presidential ticket, just as he identified the former VP as only and right choice of candidate, among others, that Nigeria has, that could properly govern and take the country to its promise land.
He claimed that the former vice president has exceptional qualities and wealth of experience that could be put into use for benefit of the Nigerians and that the presidential aspirant, under People Democratic Party (PDP), was ready to sacrifice to make Nigeria great again.
Speaking at inauguration of Atiku National Drive, a supporting group created for presidential ambition of the former VP, yesterday in Lagos, Fabiyi stated that 2019 election would not be about Atiku but about the survival, and future of nation and every Nigerian, who were in dare need of the country.
To him, Atiku is competent, experienced and also prepared to lead Nigerians out of the present economic hardship and that the decision was that of every meaningful Nigerian, whether to remain in same situation or develop, progress.
Raising concern on PDP primary election, the deputy director tasked members of the group, comprising of the political party’s cards’ carriers, to ensure they remain on top on of game, so as to enable the former VP emerge as the presidential candidate of the party.
He said: “It is our duty as party members and supporters to sing it loud and clear to our leaders that we must get it right now. An opportunity has again presented it self for the PDP to return to power and return our nation to glory.
If the PDP misses it. If we as a people miss it , it will be unfortunate for this country. PDP should not feel or think just anybody can win 2019 general election for the party, it will be a grievous mistake and indeed an irredeemable one.
Recalling 2015 election, Fabiyi explained that All Progressive Congress (APC) settled for a candidate that was believed could could win the election and defeat the incumbent president, but that the party did not go for a candidate, with capacity that can deliver the goods to the people.
He cautioned PDP not thread on same path and that the party should learn from outcome of APC government which was yet to deliver its promises to Nigerians.
“The result is what we are seeing today, but the good news is that PDP and indeed Nigeria has in Atiku, who can win the elections and also deliver the goods.
“Therefore, PDP must think , act well and get it right. As failure to pick Atiku as its Presidential candidate will have a dire consequences the party and Nigeria as a whole may not recover from in 20 years” he added.
“Today, our party has over ten presidential aspirants, it is true they are eminently qualified, it is true they have something to offer, but there is one among them who stands out in all ramification, and in true sense it, one with fantastic and indisputable track records of success and achievement in all areas he has touched, as a public servant, business man, politician, family man, educationists, philanthropist, democrats, connection and large network locally and internationally etc
“Atiku has excelled and distinguished him self, the man is prepared for this time and moment.
“I urge you to go out reach out to delegates and our party stakeholders that Atiku is your and our choice, I bet you Atiku will get Nigeria working again. Im very confident to tell members and leaders of AND that as a support group, you have taken a right decision by supporting the man that can deliver Nigeria.
“I want to thank you most profoundly on behalf of our Leader and Principal His Excellency Atiku Abubakar GCON and the leadership of the APCO for your support.
“Let me thank the leadership of Atiku National Drive for your support ,Sacrifices and commitment to the Nigerian Project through Atiku Abubakar”.he stated