Abuja - Democracy Coalition has endorsed former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for the 2019 presidential poll, citing alleged incompetence by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Michael Williams, National Coordinator of the non-governmental organisation, cited some economic, political and other problems under Buhari’s presidency since the historic election in 2015.
“On March 28, 2015, Nigerians elected a leader that will solve their problems and put food on their tables and not one that complains on what was and what was not,” said Williams.
He said in the last 18 months, Nigerians had witnessed untold hardships inflicted on them by “inept, clueless and motionless” government.
“Their life expectancy has been reduced to zero,” Willliams said.
“Citizens are no longer working for a living but for survival.
Hopelessness and despair has beclouded our atmosphere. Our children live without hope for tomorrow.”
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“Hunger has sent thousands of citizens to their untimely grave. Many are now asking if this is the change they voted for. There is anger and resentment everywhere in the land while government is aloof to their problems.”
Williams said having watched and studied names bandied around as possible candidates for 2019, Abubakar emerged as the only candidate that could take Nigeria out of its predicaments.
“Atiku is the biggest employer of labour in Nigeria. He is a wealth creator and knows how to bring back our jobs,” he said.
“He is a tested and proven democrat with nationalistic sense. He is a detribalized Nigerian with the clout to super-glue the fractured bones of Nigeria.”
Williams urged the over 500 support groups affiliated to Democracy Coalition to transform to a movement to be known as 'Atiku Phenomenon'
ahead of the election.
“In the coming days, we are going to roll out our activities to add flesh to our bone endorsement. We seek the maximum support and cooperation of our security agencies and the general public.”
- CAJ News