“Any of the APC aspirants is better than Jonathan; whoever wins the party primary is better than President Jonathan”, Atiku said in Minna, Niger State at the public declaration of Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah for the presidency.
Describing the LEADERSHIP group founder as a “personal friend”, the former vice president, who is also seeking the presidential ticket of the APC, disclosed that he and the other four aspirants had agreed to back whoever emerges as the flag bearer during the primary election in order to bring an end to the Jonathan administration.
He added, “We are united. We have resolved to support whoever emerges. We are not fighting each other; that is why I am here today. Our target is to rescue the country from the misrule of the PDP”.
The former VP, who earlier received a backlash from the Presidency over his comment that the worsening state of insecurity could be attributed to a leadership deficit in the country, decried the state of the nation under the PDP, saying that it had been grounded to a halt.
He said, “It is a known fact that we don’t have functioning hospitals, no good schools for our children, no electricity and no good road, that is why we must change the PDP government and rescue the country from further harm”.
He, therefore, asked the APC faithful, particularly those vying for elective positions, to return to their wards and constituencies to engender change.
Also speaking at the event, the governor of Rivers State and Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, Chibuike Amaechi, asked the members of the party to be ready to work hard in other to achieve the desired change.
He stated that President Jonathan and the PDP are not only desperate, but would resist the change the APC was yearning for.
“If you think President and the PDP will just leave office, you are joking”, he said. “We all have to ensure that we work and vote them out. We should be ready to demand and ensure the change, even at a point of death”.
The NGF chairman further explained that the desperation of the president and the PDP to hold on to power was manifested by the manner the security details of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, were withdrawn.
He also lamented the manner the PDP-led federal government was using the police and the State Security Service, SSS, saying their actions had exposed them as an off-shoot of the ruling party.
“It is a known fact that it is only the National Assembly and the Court that can determine who is the Speaker and not the Police and SSS, so we must all rise and vote the PDP out”, the governor said.
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