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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will promote an inclusive government if elected.

Atiku said this on Sunday while reacting to his endorsement by leaders of five top socio-cultural organisations in the country, on Sunday.

The organisations, the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and Middle Belt Forum (MBF), said Atiku has shown that he will restructure the country if given the mandate.

Reacting shortly after, Atiku said the endorsement is “a loud statement that there is hope for our country”.
“I am moved to tears that in the midst of deep divisions and deliberate use of instrumentalities of state to set our people against themselves in the last three and a half years, responsible and respected leaders across Nigeria have agreed to come together for the purpose of endorsing my candidature for the February 16th,2019 Presidential elections,” he said in a statement.

“Today we put aside all our prejudices to elect a President with religion and ethnicity playing no role in our elections.”

The former vice-president added that he is buoyed to lead a pan-Nigerian team if elected, and that he has been chosen to unite our people “and exactly that I will.”

“I will run a properly federated Nigeria through constitutional reforms to bring out the best from ALL sections of Nigeria to make Nigeria work again like in the past when the Saudi Royal family came to Nigeria to access Medicare,” he said.

“We will promote an inclusive Nigeria based on productivity that every section of Nigeria will bring out the best under their soil, and in their brain to make Nigeria assume its position in Africa and the global community.

“It would be 100% for every section of Nigeria as I would not understand any arithmetic outside that.”

Atiku is seen as President Muhammadu Buhari’s main challenger in the election.






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  1. The socio cultural groups are just few compared to millions of PMB supporters. Time will tell

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  2. God is going to intervene into the case

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  3. Endorsement or not, you will poll a good figure very close to the incumbent but the stain in your personality and the statements you have made since you won the PDP presidential ticket will knock you out. If privatization is the hallmark of your economic policy programs then the vast majority of Nigerians within the poverty line will continue to suffer under your administration. All the social groups that endorsed you are not unexpected because PMB blocked all the free money they enjoyed throughout the 16 years of PDP misrule of our country. Feb 16th is around the corner.

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