Atiku writes PDP delegates ahead of Thursday's convention
Former Vice President and presidential hopeful of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abubakar Atiku, has sounded a note of warning ahead of the party's national convention slated for Thursday. He said President Good Luck Jonathan was not capable of pulling Nigeria out of the woods.
Unlike his opponent who reached the top by accident but failed to perform, Atiku told the delegates, he would represent the Nigerian dream if given the mandate.
The consensus candidate of the Northern Political Leaders Forum (NPLF) took his campaign to the delegates ahead of the convention in a letter, a copy of which was made available to Daily Sun.
In the letter to Katsina delegates, signed by the state chairman and secretary of the Atiku 2011 Campaign organisation, Senator Abba Ali and Usman Dalhatu, the Turaki Adamawa implored the PDP members to shun the temptation to act in manners contrary to their conscience.
The letter reads in part: 'Now, the choice is ours to choose between competence and luck; between development and retrogression; between those that honour gentleman's agreement freely entered and those that breach agreement duly signed by them.
'The agreement entered between Northern and Southern politicians in 1999 and ratified in December, 2002 to allow the South hold the presidency for eight year's and rotateit back to the North from 2007 to 2015 is a solemn agreement which the Abuja High Court took note of in the case of Sani Aminu Dutsinma vs the PDP and which the court said the PDP was morally bound to respect and enforce the provision of its constitution on the matter.
'If a sitting president violates an agreement he signed and equally disrespects his party's constitution how can he be given another chance of only four years by our people in order that by 2015 he will betray those that give him their mandate.
'The earlier we stop him the better for our future and the future of our children yet unborn. Thank you and God bless May Allah guide you to use your position and vote wisely by voting Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as PDP candidate.'