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Atiku: We lack Leadership and Direction in Nigeria

"We are disunited this time more than ever before, people are angry, people are poorer more than at any time. I mean, if Nigeria is the headquarters of poverty in the world…This is unthinkable for a country that is endowed with human and natural resources like ours, just because of lack of clear-headed leadership and direction"

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Atiku Abubakar -Adamawa

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president of Nigeria has disclosed that Nigeria lacks clearheaded leadership and direction. Atiku, the Wazirin Adamawa made this expression while he visited Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi, a presidential aspirant and former governor of Kaduna state at his residence in Kaduna.

The two political chieftains met for several minutes discussing the affairs of Nigeria, the PDP, and how the party would regain power that they held in Nigeria for 16 years before APC won the 2015 presidential election. Atiku reminded all that all members of the People’s Democratic Party were members of the same family.

The former vice president also stressed that the leadership of Nigeria must be changed so that the country can move forward. Atiku, Makarfi, and other prominent members of the PDP have declared their interest in running for the office of the president.

“We are all members of the same family and we are working together to ensure that PDP produces the best candidate for the next election, so that PDP can return to power. “I am a democrat and I have always worked with anyone that emerged, so I am ready to work with anyone who emerges through credible elections” Atiku said.

The misadministration of the APC government is very evident; we have the highest record of unemployment since 1999, we have the highest inflation and we have multiple exchange rates that discourage foreign investment. We also have the highest level of insecurity since 1999.”

“We are disunited this time more than ever before, people are angry, people are poorer more than at any time. I mean, if Nigeria is the headquarters of poverty in the world…This is unthinkable for a country that is endowed with human and natural resources like ours, just because of lack of clear-headed leadership and direction, Atiku said.

He also used the opportunity to thank Makarfi for his leadership of the PDP while he was the chairman of the party’s caretaker committee. Atiku explained that he deemed it necessary to visit Gov. Makarfi with his campaign team ahead of the national convention of the PDP. Makarfi thanked the former vice president and assured him that the progress of Nigeria and the PDP is more important than any personal ambitions.

“I am ready to work with any of the aspirants who emerges, that is why I even said that because I am willing to work with some of them, I won’t even step into their states.I am not averse to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar becoming the party’s candidate, just like he is not also averse to me becoming the party’s candidate, it is a family issue, we are talking and we will keep on talking,” Makarfi said.”