Ahead of the primaries of
the various political parties,
former Vice President and
chieftain of the Peoples
Democratic Party, PDP,
Atiku Abubakar has been
identified as the best suited
for the position of president
in 2019.
In a press statement by
a group, the Alliance for
Northern Development
Initiatives (ANDI), based
in Kaduna, the group said
it zeroed in on the former
Vice President because of
his many good qualities as
well as his interest and deep
concern for the well-being
of young people and all
Nigerians in general.
The group said in the
statement signed by
its Secretary General,
Barr. Juris Tanko that
Atiku Abubakar is highly
recommended because
of his acumen in running
businesses, his detribalized
nature, his compassion
and philanthropy and
his abiding interest in
the progress, unity and
development of the Nigerian
nation and people without
The statement notes that
Atiku Abubakar is a tested
politician and leader who
has been Vice President
of Nigeria, during which
time he discharged his
responsibilities with a sense
of purpose and integrity.
The statement notes further,
that even within the limited
space available to him as
Vice President between
1999-2007, Atiku Abubakar
acquitted himself as a
defender of democracy and
the nation’s Constitution
and one who would not
swap the supreme interest
of the country for political
favours from those who
arrogated to themselves
the ignoble position of
godfathers in politics.
The statement reminds
that another quality
which makes the Waziri
Adamawa the best choice
for the Nigerian people, is
that he is a hard-working
businessman, and investor
who provides thousands of
jobs for Nigerians of all walks
of life and consequently is
well-wired to replicating
same peradventure he is
given the opportunity to
lead the country thereby
ensuring that millions of our
people are shielded from
hunger, unemployment and
The group stressed
that Atiku’s interest and
investment in education
exemplified by his founding
of the American University
of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola,
Adamawa State, shows
that with him as President,
education in Nigeria would
have a champion who from
experience and interest
would deal a deadly blow
to the current low education
standard confronting the
country plus the vexed
issue of the right type of
education to guarantee
future employment and
unleash the entrepreneurial
endowment in the Nigerian
The statement urged all
Nigerians irrespective of
political affiliation and
ethnic origin to reflect
dispassionately on this
matter and join hands with
the PDP and other patriotic
Nigerians to ensure that
Atiku Abubakar, the
entrepreneur, educationist
and philanthropist who
loves his country men and
women is not only on the
ballot for 2019, but goes on
to get the people’s mandate
to get Nigeria working again
for the good of all.

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