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ATIKU ASKS STAKEHOLDERS TO BACK NYAKO

By NBF News
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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged founding members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State to support Governor Murtala Nyako's second term bid following his emergence as the standard bearer of the party for the January 14, 2012 gubernatorial election.

Specifically, the former Vice President called on Senator Jubri Aminu, Dr.

Bamanga Tukur, Chief Wilberforce Juta, Air Commodore Dan Suleiman, General Anthony Haldu Hananiya, Chief Joel Madaki and Chief Medan Teneke, all of whom are founding members of the PDP in Adamawa State to back Nyako in the governorship election in the state.

Reacting to the outcome of the election in a statement by his media office in Abuja on Monday, the former Vice President advised all party members to work together and put behind the bitterness and grudges that go with contests for power.

Atiku said as the ruling party, PDP members should consolidate the party through unity and cooperation so as to help the elected leaders of the party to successfully execute the programmes of the party.

According to Atiku, unity is the pillar on which the success of any party depends and, therefore, urged all PDP members in Adamawa State to throw their weight behind Governor Nyako so that the party could grow from strength to strength.

While congratulating Governor Nyako, however, the former Vice President advised him not to rest on his laurels in the efforts to bring everybody on board and the need to sustain the reconciliation efforts already on course.