28 groups back Atiku’s presidential bid

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

The presidential aspiration of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, received a boost on Thursday as 28 groups endorsed him for the position.

The groups, scattered across Nigeria, said in a joint statement in Abuja that they would work for Mr. Abubakar, who is the Turaki of Adamawa, to actualise his ambition.

They include the Save Nigeria APC Group, Turaki Network for Change, Atiku Youth Assembly, Atiku Youth Vanguard, Turaki Network East Alliance, Igbo Progressive Forum, Northern Youth Voters Forum, Northern Grassroots Advocacy Group and Raba Gargadama Nationwide, National Youth Advocacy for Good Governance, APC Youth Congress, ABUFON 2015 and Turaki Support Group.

The others are North East Progressive Movement, Mohammed Dukku-Atiku Support Group, Bauchi Youth Coalition for Turaki, North-East Integrated Youth Organisation, APC Women/Youth League, Bauchi Assembly of Youths and Political Actors for Progressive Change, Atangha Atangha, Delta Horizon Group, Rescue Youth Group, Special Disability Aid in Action and Bauchi Youth Coalition for Turaki.

The former vice president had publicly declared his intention to vie for the presidency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, before a crowd of supporters in Abuja on Wednesday.

It was the fourth time he would be showing interest in the nation’s topmost political office; he contested once, in 2006.

The groups, some of which attended the declaration ceremony, said Mr. Abubakar’s programmes contained the most thought-out agenda for the youths.

They said, “Having listened to the Turakin Adamawa at different fora and during his presidential bid declaration speech, we have all come to a common and indisputable conclusion that he (Atiku) is ready more than anyone else among those contending for the presidency in 2015, to accommodate the youths and address issues of concern to us if he becomes the president of this country. Consequently, we have decided to throw our unalloyed support behind his candidature and also encourage other youth groups across the country to take the same decision.”


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  • the truth

    y the constant love with atiku premium times. it is fascinating that in all your write ups you never cared to mention to nigerians that he was indicted by the us senate for money laundering, i wonder how many brown envelopes was taken for this charade premium times is partaking in.

    • Gbo_lee

      One can only be indicted for money laundering by a competent court of law not the senate so the question is…why the hate on the truth?

      • the truth

        who says one can only be indicted in the us by the court for money laundering. are you serious?

        • Kwango

          The several indictments of incompetence and money laundering locally and internationally against the present clueless government of ethnic Dr Jona means nothing to you. If Nigerians buy into Sentiment 102 of ‘hate mongering’ as they did to Sentiment 101 of ‘I had no shoes’, they have themselves to blame.

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    Only 28 Groups ……. Atiku deserves more !!!

    My people say that …… the dog knows why he loves to hang out with a man with a “big tommy” ……. because if the man does not vomit …… the man will surely defecate ……. both actions are beneficial to the dog …… I hope you get it !!!

    Atiku has so much money looted from public treasury (proceeds of brazen corruption) …………. in this regard …. I expect Nigerians to form as many support groups as possible and position themselves to get as much as they can get from Atiku – the doyen of corruption in Nigeria.

    After all we all know that no Nigerian will ever cast his vote for Atiku .

    • Zirem

      Its funny and shameful how baseless allegation make rounds than what we actually see, the looting of tax payers money has now become a family/clan occupation, that presently in this country some people can do what ever they want with the country’s treasury and who ever speaks up faces the wroth of oga at the top. No wonder this administration continues to do as it pleases without the care in world how it affect the ordinary people. Nigeria is for all and we are going to reclaim that. #ANigeraForAll

  • redeem

    Buying up all the media houses and waving millions under the nostrils of under-paid journalists cannot hide the fact that Baba- tinubu- would have been ashamed of his readiness to compromise every decency to ascend the throne.

    Where Awolowo maintained a consistent commitment to the farmers and other workers by providing an escape route for their children through education, the owl is obviously only interested in making more and more money from any state that falls prey to his party through excruciating taxes and levies. ———————————————————————-When he came for votes as a senator in those days, he could not be described as a millionaire. Now he is richer than Osun state but would not spare that state his merciless taxation machinery.

    Can anyone who has read the history books imagine Awolowo being amenable to desperado manoeuvres like attempting to worm his way to the office of Vice President by negotiating a deal that requires the wannabe Vice President signing a resignation letter before the election?

    Can any of the people who enjoyed Action Group’s free education imagine a committed man like Awo dropping a programme dear to him because he is desperate to merge with strange bed fellows? ———————————————————————————-The swallowed up ACN used to make a lot of noise about true federalism as one of their sacrosanct programmes. That has been compromised by a contraption in the name of a mega party of ambitious paper cats.

    Nigerians deserve something better than fluffy bandits who keep flying to and fro supposedly ideologically opposed parties like witches serially hopping from coven to coven. Who do these guys imagine that they are fooling? When similar groups endorse Jonathan they act like what Achebe had in mind when he said about how an old woman without teeth feels when her neighbour talk about a corn cob with scanty grains on it. She turns around to feel her teeth————————that is APC for u————————–Nigeria is not for sale to the fulani north

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  • seyeadenle

    where is this nation going?ONLY God knows,governors becoming king,acting like God
    the emergence of rogues as leaders in our land will soon stop, i believe
    for fayose to slap and ordered thugs to beat up a state judge, it shows the high level of impunity his government will bring to the people of ekiti
    through violence,he defeated his opposition,through violence he is taking justice to himself
    a governor elect yet to be a governor,if he assume power on october 10,only God what the state will turn to

  • sir Oscie

    ATIKU 2015.

  • topez global services limited

    Let faces reality and fact.Atiku is the most qualify to rule and deliver Nig 2015,leadership is all about vission and competent which the present Gov lack.Go straight to his profiles and past,and u get what iam talking about.

  • Dr. Peter Ejirika,CPA

    The so called Igbo Progressive Union is an organization of Anioma Citizens and we, the descendants of Nwanoyingbo have asked the Anioma people to desist from categorizing themselves as Ibos. This was how Nzeogwu who was a non-Ibo assassinated Sardana of Sokoto and the whole of Nigeria till date believes it was done by an Ibo man. Anioma are non-Ibos considering the history of the Ibos and the differences in both Anioma and Ibo cultures. It should be known by non-Ibos that no one can rightly claim Ibo hereditary when such an individual is not a descendant of Nwaoyingbo. Anioma people are far from being the descendants of Nwanoyinbo neither are they from Igbo Kom Kwem. Dr. Walter Ofonargoro, the living authority on the history of the Ibos can attest to this claim. So Atiku be aware that Ibos have nothing to do with Anioma people because of what they have sent us through. Culturally Ibos have four days in a week and have no institution of monarchy. These characteristics are not true when applied to Anioma. Anioma People are not descendants of Nwanoyingbo in other words they are not Ibos by blood. At best, they are what descendants of Nwanoyingbo call Ibos of convenience. They claim to be Ibos when they are up to something bad or cause trouble so as to hide under the cloak of Ibo heritage. When the trouble manifests itself they debunk and assert their Niger Delta identity. It needs to be made clear that Ibos by blood cannot and will never support Atiku when their illustrious son is vying for the same office with Atiku. It needs to be known in Nigerian politics that a bad Eastern Nigerian leader is better than the best Northern Nigerian Islamic leader in the eyes of the civilized world. Even Early Christian Missionaries would say Amen to this contrast. Jonathan please be informed that Ibos by blood which is the the Ibos who occupy the Eastern section of the Niger support you wholeheartedly with no reservations. A review of the literature and applying the Hofstra’s dimensions of Culture Instrument confirm that Anioma people are a subgroup of Isoko Culture and not Ibos by any stretch of the comparison.

    Mazi Peter Ejirika (Descendant of Nwanoyingbo)
    Indigene of Igbo Kom Kwem – Bende