Former Vice-president Atiku Abubakar and presidential aspirant of All Progressives Congress, APC, Atiku Abubakar has urged his party not to leave any to ensure free, fair and credible presidential primaries that will provide the impetus for enthroning the change that Nigerians have clamoured for.
Atiku’s charge to the APC is contained in a press statement issued by his media office in Lagos on Tuesday welcoming the national delegates of the party to its national convention that will nominate its presidential candidate at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos on Wednesday.
“I do not need to overemphasise the importance of today’s event and the impact which the choice you make at this historic event will have on both our party and the nation at large,” Atiku told the delegates.
He stressed that the choice the delegates will make at the APC’s national convention will set the country on the path of enthroning the much-needed change for socio-economic and political progress and development.
The Adamwa State-born administrator charged the delegates to be guided by the fact that for the past 16 years, the people of Nigeria have been forced to live under the most oppressive and despicable system of governance during which the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP rode rough shod over the nation and used the nation’s resources as they liked.
He assured the delegates that he will make good on his commitment as enshrined in his policy document in critical areas of infrastructure, education, health, social services and employment in particular to the teeming army of unemployed youth.
Atiku bemoaned that austerity is the clearest indication that the so-called transformation agenda of the Goodluck Jonathan government has failed.