- Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to vote for Atiku Abubakar for president
- According to the former president, the PDP presidential candidate will unite the country
- Jonathan also assured Ijaw people that Atiku will treat them well
Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, says Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, is a man capable of bringing Nigeria together in unity and in peace.
Jonathan spoke on Tuesday, January 29, at Ox-bow Lake Pavillion in Yenagoa, when Atiku’s campaign train hit the Bayelsa state.
The former president said Atiku also loved the people of Bayelsa and urged them to vote for him. He urged politicians to desist from using political office to punish people.
“Political office should not be used as instrument of punishment to the people. Atiku has love and understanding for the people of Bayelsa state and the Ijaws. Atiku will definitely bring the whole country together in unity and peace," Jonathan said.
Atiku, at the rally, reiterated his promise to make youth and women empowerment his priority if he wins in the forthcoming election.
“Now is the time to secure the future of Nigerians. Youth and women empowerment is going to be top on my agenda, if elected as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa said at the rally that the people of the state were ready to vote for the presidential candidate of the PDP come February 16.
“Bayelsa is PDP and PDP is Bayelsa,” Dickson said.
Meanwhile, former Abia governor, Chief Orji Kalu, has berated the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo, for endorsing the PDP presidential candidate Atiku.
Kalu expressed his disappointment with the group on Sunday, January 28, in an interview with newsmen in his Camp Neya country home in Igbere, Bende local government area of the state. He described the endorsement as wrong and capable of decimating the organisation into two factions, if not rescinded.
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