A Lagos-based civil rights organisation, Save Lagos Group (SLG), has said that the emergence of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, as the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was the best option and better alternative for Nigerians in the 2019 presidential election.
The group maintained that Atiku’s victory at the just-concluded PDP presidential primary had rekindled the hope of the Nigerians to choose between the “old order of tyranny General Muhammadu (rtd) regime and new order of democrat Alhaji Atiku’s restructuring regime.”
In a congratulatory message to Atiku, SLG’s Convener, Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman, described the choice of Atiku by the PDP as a welcome development because he has the capacity to fix Nigeria and unite the country.
Sulaiman described Atiku as a detribalised Nigerian and urged Nigerians to use their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to sack Buhari in next year’s presidential election.
The rights activist who sees Atiku as an experienced administrator and trusted politician who understood the country better, commended the PDP leadership and the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led presidential primary electoral committee for conducting free, fair, credible, transparent and acceptable exercise which produced Atiku.
He said: “The emergence of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as PDP presidential candidate has changed the political firmament of the country towards 2019 elections and the political atmosphere has just breathed the fresh air by giving hope to the Nigerians. It is our belief that this will give maximum opportunity to Atiku to restructure Nigeria and restore Nigeria’s lost glory back.
Sulaiman advises Atiku to ensure that his wealth of experience in government is deployed in uniting the country if elected as president.