Atiku welcomes APC’s modified primaries for Adamawa, other polls

Former Vice President and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar and Chair Person of Adamawa State Chapter of the APC at the party's Stakeholders' Meeting in Yola, Adamawa State

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has welcomed the modified direct primaries introduced by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the conduct of the forthcoming Adamawa State gubernatorial by-election slated for October 11, 2014, as well as other primaries including the presidential primaries coming up at a later period.

In a press statement issued by his media office in Abuja, the former Vice President said the modified direct primary is the best under the circumstances and nearest to the best under ideal democratic setting.

Atiku appealed to APC leaders to make Adamawa State a model for the conduct of free, fair and credible electoral process in the country.

He promised to lead the party leaders in the state to create a level-playing ground for all aspirants with such transparency that the election would set a standard for genuine democratic principles of fair play for all states to emulate. He assured that he would not interfere with the choice of a candidate the people of Adamawa would be making.

The former Vice President also appealed to the PDP leaders to avoid the dangerous political tactics of playing up sentiments to polarize the people for political advantages.

He explained that the APC is for all Nigerians and that it is not a party for Muslims or Christians.
The former Vice President said divisive politics would not take Nigeria anywhere. He, therefore, advised PDP leaders in Adamawa to save the state and the rest of the country form the divisive tactics to gain power.

“Unlike many of its neighbours, our state has enjoyed relative peace and stability and we don’t want them to bring divisions among our people who have lived peacefully with one another,” Atiku said.

According to Atiku, Nigerians should focus on how good governance can change their lives for the better instead of paying attention to the religion and ethnicity of elected public office holders. He said good performance has nothing to do with one’s religion or ethnicity.


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  • Preco01

    Good talk!

    • solomon

      He is a coward from birth.

      • hausa man

        Just like your mother who conceived you at bus stop with your pig father

      • redeem

        he is not a coward–how can someone who trained as aN EBOLA NURSE—–BE A COWARD

  • Alabaman

    Good talk… I have always seen atiku as a democrat

    • redeem

      b4 abiola ati obj

  • King Carlos

    Atiku seems to be a better presidential compared to Tambuwal. He has the experience and political network to put up a great fight against Jonathan in 2015. I’ll suggest to APC to field Atiku and Oby Ezekwesili. APC for CHANGE !

    • redeem

      achievements after 8 yrs what has he got to offer nigeria

      • adeyi

        Same as asking what Dep Gov Onyebuchi has to offer after over 7 years. As a deputy, you are just like a spare tyre, as it is said, and also impeachable for chicken farming.

        • redeem

          ATIKU WAS THERE FOR 8 YR FIGHTING EVERY DAY——————-HE HAS NOTHING TO OFFER NIGERIA–EXCEPT HIS FULANI TRIBESMEN

      • nija pikin

        He will offer nigerians what Goodlooks culdnt offer us safety and security of our lives and properties fairness and development, he will not sercretly conieve with terrorist to bomb and kill us and immediately turn around and pretend he cares, he will not appoint thief in government to steal our resources and claim it is just stealing not corruption, he will be father to all nigerians not only to his tribe THIS IS WHAT A ATIKU WILL BE TO NIGERIANS UNDER APC CAN’T WAIT FOR 2015

      • sir Oscie

        Atiku was Vice President to Obj, So he had little or nothing to do unless what Obj’s asked of him.

        • redeem

          SO OBJ ASKED HIM TO PUT ON HIS GLOVES—-ABI——————TO DO THEIR ROFOROFO——- FIGHT–IN PUBLIC-ABI

  • Gbo_lee

    Atiku’s reputation cannot be questioned at all,here is a man who stepped down back in 1992 for MKO. The yorubas should even be grateful ans he worked with Abiola to win that election before it was annulled. His utterances in recent times cut the figure of a man who knows his onions and he will surely be among the contenders to be on the APC presidential ticket. He is well deserving of it. In APC we trust

    • redeem

      u cannot market atiku–the richest oil dealer in nigeria—what was his role after the arrest of abiola–and the assassination of kudirat

      • Hope

        Tooth less dog. Yes. You may commit suicide if you angered.

        • redeem

          ANSWER MY QUESTION——WHAT DID HE SAY AFTER THE ASSASSINATION OF KUDIRAT

      • nija pikin

        He worked for Abiola’s release which he was forced to go on exile.

        • redeem

          HOW DID HE WORK FOR ABIOLAS RELEASE—–WHEN IT WAS ATIKU–GUSAU————-ABDULSALAM–IBB–ATI CIROMA WHO INSTALLED—OBJ AS PRESIDENT—————WHY WAS HE NOT POWERFUL ENOUGH TO EFFECT THE RELEASE OF ABIOLA

      • sir Oscie

        I am sure you are a student of history at all. If you know the story of MKO and his wife then you should know the story of Abacha’s killer squad too that unsuccessfully attacked Atiku’s home then in Kaduna unless you are economical with the truth.

      • Abubakar Sfada

        @redeem, anytime u drink kenken, u just doing mashalo on media,

    • redeem

      are the fulanis ther only ethnic group qualified to vie for the the presidential elections—————atiku———buhari————–kwankaso————tambuwal————all fulanis————————-are they the only ethnic group in the north————–greed——————–

      • AD

        Is IBB, Abdulsalam, Shagari, Gawon, TY danjuma etc fulani you only see what u believe please don’t drown your vision with bigotry

        • redeem

          MUMU ABDUL SALAM———–IS FULANI———————SHAGARI FULANI———–IBB IS ALSO FULANI—————————————-GOWON NORTH CENTRAL CAME IN VIA THE ARMY–TY DANJUMA–WAS ALSO A HOUSE BOY WAS NEVER HEAD OF STATE————–

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    APC GIVES BUHARI A DEADLY KNOCK OUT PUNCH ……… BUHARI IS FINISHED !!!

    Do not say I told you so …… the so called modified direct primaries is just a clever invention to neatly package Buhari out of their way …… this would be the final humiliation for Buhari …… mark my words !!!

    • Al

      My friend you get very wrong, apc is not all abt buhari or tinubu or atiku; modified direct primaries is something good for apc as wel all the contestant of all primaries, it wil bring unity of all members at end of day. Buhari chances is very clear

      • redeem

        buhari going going going gone–both are fulanis sha

    • redeem

      buhari going going gone

      • AD

        Lol u guys are funny this will stop people from paying money for primaries. With over 300,000 people to vote you can’t buy them all so the popular guy wins and I asure you guys that will be Buhari and why are you scared of him the only ex president without a house in Abuja, uncurrupt etc

        • redeem

          BUHARI CANNOT DEFEAT ATIKU————-WAS HE NOT DEFEATED BY JONATHAN–WHO IS SCARED OF HIM———–APC IS DEAD——————-JUST FORGET THEM–MARK MY WORDS-

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Why are you replying yourself?

        The style, language, nuances and substance of both avatars remain the same.

        • redeem

          @WAHALA SO U ARE HERE AGAIN———WITH YOUR VOMIT ABI————————-ARE U NOT THE ONE OPERATING LIKE ANSWERING MACHINE——————-HERE

    • nija pikin

      LIAR

  • redeem

    are the fulanis the only ethnic group in the north———————-atiku——kwankaso———————-buhari———-tambuwal——————————–sanusi———elrufai———-ribadu-nyako—ciroma————haba na only fulanis dey for the north———–na question I ask sha————–atiku ati abiola——————-nko—-he stepped down for kudirat and installed Obj

    • Factual

      UP Fulani! Up Fulani!! Up Fulani!!! For God’s sake be civilized and type like any other person. Look at the way you type showing your dumbness and eccentricity.

  • Richard

    Whether he meant it or not, this is the truth. As progressives the party has to distinguish itself from others.

  • sir Oscie

    Well said Turakin Adamawa.
    I have always believed in you as a true leader.
    Atiku is the now the leader of APC in Adamawa since the impeachment
    of Gov Nyako no doubt, But Atiku who we all know as a true democrat cannot be
    caught doing the same thing he fought against in PDP which is
    undemocratically or hand picking a candidate without following due
    process or the normal democratic way of doing things which is through party
    primaries, Bearing in mind that Atiku has openly said he will support open,free and fair primaries in the APC be it in State or national level.
    APC is the people’s party and will always follow the rule of law.
    LET’S ALL SAY NO TO PDP DIVISIVE POLITICS, BE IT RELIGIOUS OR OTHERWISE.
    United Adamawa and Nigeria is all we want

    • redeem

      HE WILL SOON LEAVE APC TO JOIN LABOUR PARTY—————————-FROM PDP TO AC THEN ACN–NOW APC-IS THAT THE KIND OF MAN TO PUT IN MIND—————–ATIKU HAS ALREADY KILLED APC

      • sir Oscie

        Stop hating. Don’t worry APC will surly surprise you soon.

      • Mr. Abdin

        IT SEEMS MY FRIEND REDEEM IS ALWAYS DISTURBED WHENEVER HE SEE,S ATIKU IN THE NEWS DON’T WORRY IS JUST A MATTER A TIME APC WILL SOON TAKEOVER.

  • Mr. Abdin

    THE MODIFIED PRIMARIES IS A WELCOME DEVELOPMENT WE HOPE THAT LEVEL PLAYING GROUND FOR ALL THE ASPIRANT. KEEP ON APC, ATIKU AND THE REST.

  • Zirem

    True, good governance is what all Nigerians yearn for,so lets measure the capabilities of our leaders through their contributions and experience, not by what religion or ethnic group they belong to. Atiku has always advocated for a genuine democratic principle- which is what we deserve as country- so i hope, political leaders in Adamawa state will heed to Atiku’s call. We need a change, electing leaders should rest entirely on the choice of the people and not by manipulation.

    genuine democratic principles
    genuine democratic principles