Atiku is the man who will bring peace, unity – Jonathan
Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has described the former Vice President and presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar as a man who is capable to bring Nigeria together in unity and peace if he wins the February 16 presidential election.
Jonathan said Atiku is a man who loves the Ijaw people and the best candidate who will unite the country.
Dr. Jonathan disclosed this on Tuesday at the party’s presidential rally holding at Ox-Bow Lake in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state.
He said: “Political office should not be used to punish people; Atiku has love and understands Bayelsa state and the whole Ijaws, he will definitely bring the whole country together in unity and togetherness.”
He described the PDP presidential candidate as the best candidate for the presidential poll.
While thanking the people of the state for keeping faith with the PDP, Atiku said he was not in the state to the campaign but to pay his tributes to the people of Bayelsa for their unflinching support and loyalty to the PDP over the years.
Atiku said: “This election that is coming is about the future of our country and the future of our youths. When APC came to power, they promised three things; they promised to repair the economy to make it better than what the PDP did but they have made it worse. They promised to fight corruption but today Transparency International says we are more corrupt than when the PDP was in power. They say they came to secure Nigeria but today there is insecurity in North East, North Central and North West. Are we secured? So I appeal to you to voting for the PDP.”
In his remark, the national chairman of the PDP Prince Uche Secondus described President Buhari as a dictator and a chameleon for sacking the head of another arm of Government without following due process.
Also speaking Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson, described the PDP presidential candidate as a man who understands the problems and challenges of the of Bayelsa state and the Niger Delta, stressing that Atiku understands what restructuring means which is what the people of the region was clamouring for.