We Must Re­verse Neg­a­tive In­dices of APC, Atiku Vows

THISDAY - - NEWS - Em­manuel Ugwu

A for­mer vice-pres­i­dent and front­line pres­i­den­tial as­pi­rant, Al­haji Atiku Abubakar yes­ter­day said that the rul­ing All Pro­gres­sives Con­gress (APC) had recorded only neg­a­tive in­dices in ev­ery as­pect of Nige­ria’s eco­nomic, so­cial and po­lit­i­cal af­fairs and time had come to re­verse the trend.

To put the na­tion on the pos­i­tive path of de­vel­op­ment and na­tional co­he­sion, he said that all pa­tri­otic Nige­ri­ans must come to­gether and rally round a leader with the ca­pac­ity to re­verse the neg­a­tive in­dices.

Atiku stated this at Umuahia where he came “to con­fer” with the lead­er­ship of Abia PDP and party del­e­gates and other mem­bers of the party on his am­bi­tion to pick the pres­i­den­tial ticket of the PDP in or­der to save Nige­ria from the APC mal­ad­min­is­tra­tion.

“There is in­se­cu­rity and now we have the great­est eco­nomic de­cline in the history of Nige­ria,” he lamented, adding that over 11 million Nige­ri­ans were out of jobs while busi­nesses and com­mer­cial ac­tiv­i­ties were nose-di­vid­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to the for­mer VP, “it has be­come im­per­a­tive for us to put our heads to­gether and elect some­one to re­verse the neg­a­tive trends be­fore the coun­try is com­pletely de­stroyed.

Atiku who ar­rived in the Abia cap­i­tal city af­ter touch­ing down at Sam Mbakwe Air­port Ow­erri, was re­ceived by an en­thu­si­as­tic crowd of sup­port­ers both at PDP sec­re­tar­iat where he con­ferred with party lead­ers and at Michael Ok­para au­di­to­rium where he had an in­ter­ac­tive ses­sion with party mem­bers.

He as­sured that he was ready and pos­sess what it takes to lead Nige­ria out of the morass the rul­ing APC, had dragged the coun­try into, not­ing that he would re­new the coun­try and put it back on the path of progress.

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