Economic quagmire: Only Atiku can bail Nigeria– Princess Adesanya-Eboda
Princess Adesanya-Eboda in middle flanked by Abuja WAYS Chapter officials
The only Nigerian at this critical stage who has what it takes to bail this country out of its current economic and political woes is the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.
Princess Adekemi Adesanya-Eboda, the President of Women and Youth Support for Atiku, (WAYS 4 Atiku 2019) gave this verdict at the official launch for the Abuja chapter of the voluntary support group for the presidential aspiration of the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar at the NANET Suites, Abuja recently.
The formal launch of the Abuja Chapter of WAYS according to her was indeed a pointer to a better tomorrow for Nigerians.
“It is also a way of sending a very strong message (in unmistakable terms) to everybody in this city and its environs that Atiku Presidency in 2019 has come to stay, and no longer a hidden agenda.”
She stated that it was gratifying to note that what began as a support group movement in Lagos for the ATIKU 2019 presidency a couple of months ago has indeed blossomed into one of the biggest support groups in Nigeria, with chapters in almost all the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
“This, obviously, is not just a fluke but by the outcome of hard work and strategic planning by a team of dedicated men and women who through selfless sacrifices and personal conviction believe that the only Nigerian at this critical stage who has what it takes to bail this country out from its current economic and political woes is the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar”.
Princess Adesanya-Eboda stressed that, “the uniqueness of democracy in any country is that it gives the citizenry the opportunity to participate in governance not just as mere electorates, but a power bloc to decide and measure good governance; through representation and desire for equity, probity and accountability”.
Both developed and underdeveloped countries she further stressed embrace democracy because, “it brings the essence of governance to the fore. It exposes tyranny and guarantees the periodical change of government. It allows the citizenry to be the deciders of who governs them per time; they can retain a performing government or vote the non-performing one out at the poll.
“Regrettably, democracy is more of just a name in the undeveloped countries like Nigeria; because the essential features of this system of government that makes its worth its salt is missing.
“The situation is especially threatening in the way the business of governance is conducted presently in the country” She said adding that it was equally regrettable that All Progressives Congress, (APC) government which was voted into power in 2015 through the instrumentality of democracy has reneged on its positive change mantra and yielded swiftly to intolerance, tyranny and gross impunity.
“Thus the foundation of democracy in Nigeria is openly under threat as Rule of law is trampled upon. The fundamental human rights of Nigerians are no longer guaranteed. The fulcrum on which this system of government revolves is being destroyed by the present government.
“The people running the government enjoyed freedom of speech and association while they were in the opposition years ago, but they are shutting same door against adversaries who they perceive as enemies of state.
“It is glaringly clear that the APC government is a disservice to the nation. It has plunged more Nigerians into poverty through recession. It has reversed the progress made in the sixteen years of PDP”.
She described Atiku as a bridge-building leader who attracts the follower-ship of the majority of Nigerians because of his people-oriented stewardship but in private and public service.
Atiku Abubakar, she said was not only running chains of successful businesses and among the topmost employers of labour in the country outside of apart government circle but also has a history of being a true democrat and defender of constitutionalism.
Earlier in welcome address, the Capital City Coordinator, Ms Amina Margaret Akere disclosed that members of the group in FCT were over three hundred dedicated men and women determined to offer their resources and time to campaign for the success of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in 2019 Presidential polls.
She assured that the target of the chapter was to raise over two thousand volunteers who would engage in door to door campaign before the end of this year.
The launch also feature the unveiling of the leadership of the chapter and the its formal inauguration into office.
The officials who were sworn into their offices include, Ms Amina Margaret Akere, State coordinator, Mr. Segun Adebulu, Asst. state coordinator , Mr. Nimi Lawrence, Secretary General, Mr. Tunde Odutan, Asst. Secretary General, and Ms. Munira Aliu, Financial Secretary.
Others are Mr. Chris Abetiambe, Youth Leader male, Mr. Ike Desmond -Deputy Youth Leader male, Mr. Chidiebere Eze, Asst youth leader male, Ms. Nwamaka Orji, Youth leader female, Ms. Chiome Helen Olaide, Deputy youth leader female, Ms Ekene Chiemeke, Asst. Youth leade female, Mrs. Fatima Yusuf, Publicity secretary, Mr. Titus Agbo, Public relations officer, Mrs. Joy Dogara, Treasurer and Mrs. Rose Oyenukwu Ashinze Women Leader.
The event was graced by the cream of officers from the Atiku campaign office (APCO) and other top members of the people’s Democratic Party (PDP).
A list of dignitaries were; Mrs Blessing Egbera who represented Her excellency Hajia Atiku Abubakar wife of the presidential Aspirant for the 2019 presidential race, Hon. Yinka Adelekan, Director of Contact and mobilization APCO who represented the Director-General of Atiku Campaign Organistion, His excellency Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Dr. Nicholas Mscheli, Deputy director of Atiku support group, Hon. Oladimeji Fabiyi and Mr. Alaba Yusuf.
Also present at the occasion were Comrade Saidu Bello, Alozie Alozie, Comrade Dan, Hon. Ekene Okolie, Hon. Michael Odoh, Mr. Kpanpando; coordinator, Dr. Bright and Mrs. Dorathy of ASYM, Mrs Mary Okoh of PDP alive, Queeen Aisha Shamaki, Don-P andIt was indeed a very colorful event as upcoming performing musician Aspi Da Treasure and his group performed wonderfully at the occasion. Chief Nwagbara Emeka
It was indeed a very colorful event as upcoming performing musician Aspi Da Treasure and his group performed wonderfully at the occasion.