Monday, 31 December 2018

Presidential candidate of the Nigeria’s opposition party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar speaks during a campaign rally in Ilorin, north-central Nigeria, on December 5, 2018. – Presidential candidate of the Nigeria’s opposition party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar and Vice Presidential candidate Peter Obi launch their political campaign ahead of the 2019 general elections on December 5, 2018. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

National Vice Chairman, South South of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Emmanuel Ogidi, has insisted that only a court can indict its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar of corruption.

In an exclusive interview with The Guardian in Warri, Delta State, Ogidi said Atiku is a man who loves the masses and is ready to transform the nation. He expressed concern that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused him of corruption, asking, has he been found guilty in Nigeria or anywhere?

He said since he has not been found guilty, Nigerians are already changing their perception about him. Ogidi disclosed that if Atiku is elected in the upcoming polls, he would revamp the economy, restructure Nigeria, provide qualitative education and provide fresh initiatives to end unemployment

He stressed that Atiku would also address the security challenges in the country, especially the Boko Haram and other violence in the country.The PDP chieftain expressed concern about the continued strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), noting that it is not good for the nation’s educational system.He lamented the growing number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in the country, and called for an end to killing of innocent Nigerians.

According to him, the leadership gap in the country is due to the lack of godliness on the part of most of Nigerian leaders. He said the leaders have no compassion, contrary to the provisions of 2Samuel 23:3, where God advised that leaders are advised to rule with the fear of God.

Ogidi promised that PDP would embark on infrastructural development, including making the ports in Warri and Port Harcourt more competitive and attractive to investors.

He said the party’s slogan is ‘Making Nigeria work again’ and urged the people to shun political apathy and vote en masse for Atiku on February 14, 2019.He restated that the PDP has been rebranded, noting that “Nigeria is a great country, the country can work again, and we shall make it work.”

Source: Guardian Newspaper


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