- Atiku Abubakar has been called to contest the 2019 presidential elections by the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM)
- The party said if he emerges president, the lingering marginalisation of Ndigbo will be a thing of the past
- The party promised to support and cooperate with him to achieve his political ambition
The Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) has called on former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to contest the 2019 presidential elections.
The party said if Abubakar emerges as the next president, the issue of Igbos being marginalized and under-developed would be a thing of the past as it would be given a holistic solution, Leadership reports.
This was contained in a statement issued in Enugu and signed by the PDM promoter in the south east, Dr. Haroun Ajah.
The party said it would give him full support and cooperation to achieve his political ambition if he contests the next presidential election.
The statement read in part: “Leadership is a trust on behalf of God and the people, therefore, we expect from the presidency of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar come May, 2019 to run an all inclusion government and administration in Nigeria where Ndigbo will equally be at the commanding levels of Federal Government Authorities and Agencies.
“I call on the former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Turakin Adamawa to contest the next general elections. We are aware that the Turakin Adamawa is not a member of PDM party but certainly we all in the South East Nigeria and beyond will give him full support and cooperation on any platform, he Turakin Adamawa may wish to contest the next general election as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Ajah said Atiku’s call for the restructuring of Nigeria is the solution for a better administrative system for Nigeria and it can only be carried out by courageous and patriotic person like him.
Many believe Atiku is still nursing a presidential ambition.
However, he said no serious politician should think of 2019 now when Nigerians are hungry.
Atiku has been in the forefront for the restructuring of Nigeria.