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I Won’t Reply Obasanjo, Says Atiku

By: dayan (M) |Time : August 10, 2018, 07:05:57 AM

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• Dankwambo tasks PDP on credible candidate

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has stated that he will not respond to the disapproving comments credited to his former boss, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.

This is coming as Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State, has urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to be guided by Obasanjo’s comments on Atiku and look for a credible candidate that will be acceptable to Nigerians.

Atiku’s position was made known thursday by his spokesman, Mr. Paul Ibe.
Ibe said his principal was not disturbed by Obasanjo’s comments.

“We have taken a decision not to make any reply to what former President Obasanjo was reported to have said. We have decided to move on and that is just it,” Ibe said.

He, however, said it was not impossible for the PDP to come up with a consensus candidate in view of the various coalition talks going on in the circles of the opposition parties.

“I think it is the thinking among the parties to possibly field a consensus candidate, but you know, these are politicians; they know how to go about it,” he added.

Ibe said Atiku was focused on his presidential aspiration and had not been distracted in any way, stressing that his propelling force was to take the masses out of “the present grinding poverty.”

Reacting to the ex-president’s disparaging comment on Atiku, the Senior Special Assistant on Press Affairs to Governor Dankwambo, Mr. Junaid Usman Abubakar, said, “What Obasanjo said is only a pointer to the PDP, to look for a credible candidate that will be acceptable to Nigerians.

“The issue is not about the name of a candidate but what he has done; and if PDP is very serious, this (Obasanjo’s comment on Atiku) is the only chance it has to prove to the people that it is out to give them the best.”

Abubakar stated that his principal, Dankwambo, is the best candidate so far, as he parades an unblemished track record right from his days in the civil service where he rose to become the Accountant-General of the Federation, and now the governor of Gombe State.

“As accountant-general, Dankwambo built an imposing treasury house in Abuja, introduced e-payment , and even enhanced human development by being instrumental to the elevation of nine directors to the level of permanent secretary,” he added.


Re: I Won’t Reply Obasanjo, Says Atiku

By: dayan (M) |Time : August 10, 2018, 07:21:54 AM
From what I understand about presidential politics, I don't see any other candidate in the PDP that can match Atiku Abubakar.
The man has paid his dues for political party development in Nigeria, and has been very civil in all his contests. I cannot recall any of the his contest for presidency that remotely gave any air of "do or die". The man is civil and consistent.

He is the devil I know in this PDP grouping.

It also helps that he is progressive in his political visioning, and is prepared to introduce needed radical changes that can stabilize and move Nigeria forward.

Personally, Atiku's following qualities endear him to me:

(1) He is a former Vice President of Nigeria for 8 straight years
(2) He was loyal to Obasanjo until Obasanjo started to hatch schemes to become life president.
(3) He is courageous because he stood firm to resist Obasanjo's anti-democratic proclivities without fearing for his position as VP.
(4) He is a business man who found it necessary to employ thousands of Nigerians instead of keeping his money in secret accounts overseas like typical Nigerian leaders do.
(5) He is cosmopolitan and has no single chauvinistic or bigoted bone in his body (that I can see).
(6) He is mentally mature and has never engaged in shout matches with all his detractors.
(7) He has class
(8  ) His political networks crisscross the whole country
(9) He has paid his dues both as a politician and as a leader in Nigeria
(10) Lastly (but not the least) His name is easy to pronounce as Nigeria's president. Try telling an American that Nigeria's president is "Dankwambo", or "Kwankwaso" and see whether he would not call it "Danko" (for Dankwambo) or "eNKaso" for Kwankwaso!  ;D  8)

It is Atiku's time!
It is his race to lose!

Re: I Won’t Reply Obasanjo, Says Atiku

By: dayan (M) |Time : August 13, 2018, 06:22:30 AM
My opinion above about Atiku is getting stronger the more I look at the field.

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