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Atiku should not go through trouble of primary election - Group rallies automatic ticket for ex-VP


The Atiku Global Support Group (AGSG) has appealed to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to give the presidential ticket to former vice president, Atiku Abubakar instead of letting him go through the trouble of a primary election. 

The Cable reports that in a statement by Gambo Jagindi who is national coordinator of AGSG on Sunday, January 14, the group described Atiku as the best person for presidency and that he would “ensure unity, safety and provide job opportunities, if he becomes the next president of Nigeria." 

The group called on governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers and Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti to mobilise forces for Atiku. “It is Atiku’s hope that all Nigerians will live in a safe and secure country,” he said. “It is his hope that all Nigerians will live in an economy that provides them the quality of life they deserve and our youth have the opportunity to receive an education that sets the standard for all of Africa and the world. 

“These are the good things that Atitu Abubakar will bring to Nigeria. “Atiku is rich and will not take government’s money. He will tackle corruption with more visibility as they did when he was Vice-President.” Jangidi noted that during the Olusegun Obasanjo administration which Atiku served as vice president, corruption was fought to a standstill. 

He said: “The then government established institutions to fight corruption. They are EFCC and ICPC. They sacked serving ministers, and fought governors. The government promoted transparency in governance.” He said since the presidency has been zoned to the north, it is fair to Atiku to get it automatically. “This is the first hurdle that we have to cross. The second is the national election coming up in 2019. With Atiku as candidate, the election proper PDP will return to power.”