- Aead of the February presidential election, Atiku Abubakar has been endorsed by the Igbo Mandate for Good Governance
- The Igbo group described the former vice president as God-sent
- Atiku was described as the only credible candidate in the presidential race
The Igbo Mandate for Good Governance, a pressure group, has endorsed Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 election.
The national coordinator of the group, Sabinus Amako, made the group’s position known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri on Friday, January 11.
Amako explained that the group endorsed Atiku as its own preference of presidential candidate because he was the only credible choice for the race. He described the former vice president as a God-sent, adding that the pair of Atiku and Peter Obi were capable of turning around the country’s economy.
According to the group, the Atiku/Obi leadership will create the enabling environment for businesses to thrive and restore respect for the rule of law.
The Washington based businessman, added that the group was committed to delivering more than five million votes for the PDP from the southeast in the forthcoming general elections. He urged the group’s members to ensure that they collect their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) preparatory to the election.
According to him, among all the candidates contesting the country’s number one office, Atiku is the only credible choice whose experience and pedigree speak volumes.
“Our decision to stand by him is neither unguided nor borne out of sentiments. It is a result of extensive analysis and assessment.
“This is more so, as Atiku has the most dynamic, frugal and amiable economic expert as his running mate.
“It is on behalf of the group that I hereby endorse his candidacy and promise to deliver more than five million votes from the southeast, which is why we must all get our PVCs ready. The task ahead of us is huge but with dedication, hard work and the support of our members in the states, we will surely come out victorious,” Amuko added.
Meanwhile, the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the massive achievements of the Buhari administration have rattled the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku .
Reacting to the statement from Abubakar's media aide, over the widely-circulated testimony series of his ministry to showcase the administration's achievements, Mohammed said the action of the PDP candidate amounts to an acknowledgement of the administration's impressive achievements.
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