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By Bukola Olasanmi
A former Vice President and Wazirin Adamawa Atiku Abubakar has said that he will formally declare his 2019 Presidential ambition under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform in two week in Abuja.
He stated this Saturday in Abuja at the formal launch of the Street to Street Support Initiative (SSSI) for Atiku 2019 and the inauguration of national, zonal and states officers of the organisation led by National President and Head of Administration Wabara Emeka Gerald.
He was represented at the event by the National Chairman of Atiku Cares Foundation and Director Youth of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation (AACO) Aliyu Bin Abbas. According to him, the former vice president betrayed emotion and had to fight very hard from shedding tears due to the overwhelming support and love shown him across the country especially in his bid for the Presidency.
“He nearly shed tears when he (Atiku) asked me to reschedule another engagement to represent him here as he was overwhelmed by the massive support given to him by Nigerians especially the youths in his 35-year experience of being a politician.
He has suffered a lot from the hand of politicians but is consoled by the increasing support by Nigerians. In two weeks’ time by Gods’ Grace he will formally open his campaign office in Abuja under the platform of the PDP.
“His message is that it is high time for Nigerians to vote out those in government due to their failure of helping the country out of its predicament and only resort to propaganda; and use and dump tactics,” he said.
On his part the Chairman of the Intellectual Think Tank for Atiku, Theophilus Ohoba lament that the promise of change by the present administration has turned to chain due to the worsening livelihood of majority of Nigerians irrespective of the propaganda of the government.
Some of the inaugurated national leaders are National President and Head of Administration Wabara Emeka Gerald, national director contact and mobilization John Dunu, national secretary Lilian Uju Dizo, national women leader Hajia Zainab Mohammed and national publicity secretary Rev Emmanuel Oyelowo among others.
Gerald after the inauguration said Atiku is known for his being non-tribalism would move Nigeria to the promise land and would carry all Nigerians along in his administration if he emerged President.