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Atiku Writes PDP Delegates On Primaries

Source: EWACHE AJEFU, ABUJA BUREAU CHIEF - thewillnigeria.com
PHOTO: FORMER NIGERIAN VICE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANT, ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR.
PHOTO: FORMER NIGERIAN VICE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANT, ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR.


ABUJA, Sept 16, (THEWILL) - Ahead of the scheduled primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), former Vice President and presidential aspirant, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, today took the battle for the PDP presidential ticket to the door steps of delegates with an official letter to each of the statutory delegates across the country, including President Goodluck Jonathan.

The Turakin Adamawa was given a waiver yesterday at the 53rd meeting of National Executive Committee (PDP) of the PDP, to contest in the presidential primaries of the party following his return to the party early this year.

The official letters, according to a statement from his campaign office today in Abuja, were addressed to the President, Vice President, Governors, Deputy Governors, Senators, members of the House of Representatives, State Houses of Assembly, Local Government Council Chairmen, PDP Chairmen in the Local Government Councils and PDP state executive officers.

According him, delegates are strategic to the realization of his vision of a prosperous, secure, peaceful, democratic, caring and confident Nigeria.

"I am seeking the presidency of our great country to chart a new course for our beloved country and lead our people to their manifest destiny," Atiku said.

"We need to create millions of jobs to keep our youth gainfully employed and help to tackle the high level of insecurity in the country. We must invest in education, research and modern technology, and infrastructure so that our productivity can increase significantly. We have to improve on our healthcare delivery so that our people will no longer die needlessly.

"With your support, we will put in place attractive incentives for people to invest in our economy and create well-paying jobs. We will fix our crumbling schools, roads, and hospitals. We will fix the electricity problem by taking advantage of the varying energy resources and needs in different parts of the country.

"We will address desertification, gully erosion and other lingering environmental challenges. We will wage a genuine war on corruption by instituting a better reward and punishment system, ensuring true independence of the anti-corruption agencies and the speedy trial of corruption cases.

"This is the time for an experienced, committed and visionary leader to rescue our country from imminent collapse. I am ready to lead. Together, we can make good things happen for our people and our country," he added.

To clinch the PDP presidential slot, Atiku will have to defeat top contenders like the incumbent Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida.