A group, the United Nigeria Group (TUNG), has dismissed as ‘puerile rubbish and detachment from reality’ the allegation that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar “is too desperate for power”.
A pro-democracy group, “Make A Difference (MAD”, had described Atiku as “a man too desperate for power”.
The Executive Director of the group, Lemmy Ughegbe, also questioned Atiku’s integrity for leaving the APC to join the PDP.
Responding to the allegations, TUNG said the allegations by MAD are “trashy and devoid of substance for serious political debate”.
A spokesperson TUNG, Emenena Bright, said his group was amused by the sheer childishness of the issues raised by MAD against the former Vice President.
According to him, contrary to the claims by the pro-democracy group, Atiku is not desperate but passionate to fix Nigeria and get the country working again.
Mr. Bright explained that the state of the economy is central to the success of any democratic system.
He said an economy in which companies are dying and jobs are being lost massively while poverty is worsening daily is bound to create despair among voters.
He also said as a man who believes in excellence, Atiku chose to leave APC to seek an alternative platform to fix Nigeria and get it working again.