- Segun Showunmi declares that it would be disastrous if the PDP refuses to give Atiku Abubakar the presidential ticket for 2019
- Showunmi says his boss has done so well for the political entity called Nigeria
- He also believes Atiku is more positioned to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019
The spokesman of the Atiku Abubakar campaign organisation, Segun Showunmi, has declared that it would be disastrous if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) fails to field his principal as its candidate in the 2019 presidential election.
Showunmi said this in a statement posted by the chairman of the campaign organisation, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
Showunmi said Atiku deserved the presidential ticket of the PDP “because he had been deeply involved in the Nigeria’s political system and understands the peculiarity of the nation’s democracy very good.”
According to Showunmi, Atiku had built consensus, and has remained a nationalist that has the ears of the people.
He added that his boss remained the only person who could give President Muhammadu Buhari a run for his money.
He was also quoted as telling Daily Sun: “There are many Nigerians but he has unique political qualities that distinguished him from others.
“Many of the aspirants cannot generate exciting emotions outside of their zone. Some of them are just looking at presidency like ambition; they cannot articulate what they want to do with the opportunity. Nigeria needs a leader that has a global reputation.
“Atiku is obviously better than other aspirants including the opposition aspirants. He has a bigger vision for Nigeria. None of the presidential aspirants could challenge Buhari in the 2019 election and succeed.
"Atiku is the only person that could do that. It will be unwise for PDP to bring an unpopular candidate to challenge the incumbent president.
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“That would be disastrous. He is open to fresh ideas and he believes that all the tribes should bring ideas to the discussion table so we could collectively and extensively discuss and appease all worrying factions."
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar addressed the issue of his presidential ambition saying he is the most qualified to defeat Buhari in 2019.
Atiku Abubakar also said he will shock everyone by fighting corruption like never before if he ever gets the chance to become president of Nigeria.
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