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Atiku’s supporters beg Obasanjo ahead of 2019 elections

Atiku’s supporters beg Obasanjo ahead of 2019 elections

- Supporters of presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, say the former vice president has all it takes to be president of Nigeria

- The group calls on Nigerians to join in supporting Atiku’s campaign to actualise his ambition

- Former vice president requests for more police protection for himself and his family over alleged death threats

Supporters of presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, have pleaded with ex-president, Olusegun Obasanjo, to end his rift with his former vice president in order to enhance Atiku’s chances in the 2019 presidential election.

Atiku, who served as vice-president during the Obasanjo administration, reportedly fell out with the ex-president after an alleged botched third term bid of his principal.

The Tribune reports that the group under the umbrella of Reset Foundation, said they were practically pleading on their knees for Obasanjo to support Atiku’s presidential bid.

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Chairman of the group, Amos Jayramos, said among the aspirants vying for the presidency, only Atiku had what it takes to win.

The statement by the group read in part: “It is natural for two people to hurt each other, disagree and agree, and reconcile. So we are practically on our knees, begging former President Olusegun Obasanjo to settle his political differences with his former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and give him the necessary support to allow Atiku become the next President of this country.

“We believe that with Obasanjo supporting Atiku, there will be no problem for Atiku winning the forthcoming presidential election, and if he wins, the issue of insecurity will become a thing of the past, and the entire country will be better for it.

“Atiku has one hundred and one (101) reasons to be president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“We believe that if he is given the privilege to serve, he will provide dividends of democracy to every Nigerian home.

“In this regard, we call on all good people of Nigeria to join this movement in supporting the campaign to actualise this bid of Atiku to be president come 2019”.

“Who will ensure a new Nigeria with an enabling environment for business to thrive, a new Nigeria where merit is rewarded, graduates are gainfully employed without ethnic, religious barriers.

“We are looking forward to a new Nigeria where citizens have the liberty to exercise their rights as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria irrespective of tribe, religion or political affiliation.

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“We are therefore calling on all Nigerians who are desirous of a secured nation to preach the gospel of Atiku to all eligible voters in order to effect a better change we are all yearning for in 2019”.

Meanwhile, Atiku Abubakar has said his life and that of members of his family are under threat due to his decision to contest the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Nation reports that presidential aspirant made the statement in a petition to President Buhari titled “petition over criminal intimidation and threat to my life, that of members of my family, and cyber stalking using mobile phone number 08148228704”.

In the document dated September 7, 2018, Atiku requested for more police protection for himself and his family following the threats.

In the document dated September 7, 2018, Atiku requested for more police protection for himself and his family following the threats.

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