2019: Like Mandela, Atiku Is Set To Do This UNBELIEVABLE Thing!

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar will be doing what no other elected president has done before if indeed he is voted in by the electorates.

Segun Sowunmi, the spokesman of Atiku Campaign Organisation, says Atiku will only be in office for four years, after which he will hand power over to a young person as Nelson Mandela did.

Atiku has over the time promised that he would serve for just one term but some are sceptical since President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly made a similar promise while he was desperately seeking for power.

Speaking with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, Sowunmi said Atiku is willing and ready to sign a legal document that he will be president for just one term.

“On the one-term thing, I am being extremely honest with you. His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar was the one who said it himself, nobody forced him to say, nobody asked him to say, nobody pushed him to say it,” Sowunmi said.

“I think he said, if the foundations are laid well, one term is more than enough to get the country ready. And he is also probably reacting to the fact that he is hearing that young people are also eager to take charge of their own country.

“He is asking them, ‘okay guys, I hear you, you want to take charge of your country, you have the right to take charge of your country, but it is too divided now, and its a mess.

“Let me stabilise it for you, let me bring about 40 percent of you, men and women, so you can learn exactly the nuances; what it looks like from outside and what it looks like from inside are two different things.

“Come and learn, and after four years, I can do a Mandela. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison, came out, he did four years, he did one term, and left power to a younger person, Thambo Mbeki, and the country is making progress.

“We have to get out of this idea that a nation is only going to be run on the integrity of one incompetent fellow.

“What he is saying is: ‘give me a legal document and I would sign it’. If you are too cynical to believe, if you bring that document, he would sign it.”

Sowunmi said Nigerians no longer see four years as a long time due to the actions and inactions of the Muhammadu Buhari-led government.

“The reason why it has become almost difficult for anyone to believe that four years is a long time is because of the ineptitude of the present government. Six months no cabinet.

“One year, two years, they are still not facing the issues, if its not Jonathan today, its Obasanjo tomorrow. That is not how to be a president.

“You take the issues that you have to contend with, the ones you have serious issues with you put them towards the court process to go and deal with that but you face the new work that you are supposed to be doing.

“After four years, what are you going to tell the people? Are you going to tell them that you were voted in to give excuses?”.

The spokesman said Atiku’s policy document will be released in a few days.

Buhari Smiles At Nollywood As Toyin Abraham Finally Dumps PDP For APC

Buhari is all smiles as it’s safe to say popular Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham is no longer a die-hard fan of PDP. Recall, the actress campaigned for the party in 2015 and even said ‘I can die for PDP’. Today she is party of the APC lead Government TraderMoni train.

We first saw her with VP Osinbajo and aspiring governor of Lagos state, Sanwo Olu in Lagos and thought that was it.
Toyin posted a video of herself, the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo and APC Lagos State Governorship Candidate, Sanwo Olu, walk down the streets of Lagos.
She wrote on her Instagram page, “An evening with The Vice President Osinbajo and the future Governor of Lagos, Mr. Babajide Sanwolu. We are here.”
Toyin was once again spotted with the Vice-President and Governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi, as they stormed Bodija and Oje markets yesterday in Ibadan.
Toyin wrote on Instagram, “Was in Ibadan with the Vice President and Gov.of OYO state yesterday for distribution/monitoring of Tradermoni, it is surprising that many people just heard about it yesterday. I am also challenged to become more involved in politics and policy governing Nigerians. Please young people, let’s not stand far away anymore, it is time to get more involved. Things are happening, things are yet to happen, if we are not involved, we will not know. Cheers to a beautiful weekend”
Toyin Abraham went as far as posting a picture of herself posing on the presidential jet. Safe to say she belongs to APC now?
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2019: Atiku, Peter Obi Get BIG SUPPORT From Abroad

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Diaspora has concluded arrangements to garner massive support for the party’s Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to ensure victory in 2019 General Elections.

The Director-General of the Atiku/Obi Movement in Europe, Mr Ojo Akogun, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos.

According to Akogun, only Abubakar can put the country on the path of economic growth and development again, hence, the need to mobilise support to ensure his victory at forthcoming presidential election.

He said that after a meeting in Brussels, Belgium, the group rolled out a plan of actions to support Abubakar in his campaigns to realise his goal of being the next Nigerian President.

“Nigerians in Europe have begun a mass echo for Atiku to make Nigeria work again. Atiku/Obi Movement in Europe is presently involved in mass campaign for Atiku Abubakar.

“Nigerians in the Diaspora, especially in Europe are strongly behind Atiku.

“Almost 80 per cent of Nigerians in Europe have endorsed Atiku Abubakar because we believe he will make Nigeria a better place based on his experience.

“We have told our people at home to vote for Atiku if they want us to come back home and invest,” Akogun said in a statement to NAN.

According to him, some members of the group, who have Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) will come home and vote during the Feb. 16, 2019 Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

He said that the support for Abubakar had become very imperative to make “Nigeria great again”.

Akogun, a veteran journalist and Publisher of Yoruba Newswatch Magazine, said that he would soon launch an online TV, Nigerian Network News Europe (NNNE TV) on behalf of the group.

“To achieve our aim, on behalf of the group, and Nigerians in Europe, we will be launching Nigerian Network News Europe (NNNE TV) which is set to take begin operation soon.

“The newly brand online Television broadcasting shall broadcast live from Brussels in Belgium and also commence broadcasting operations from Lagos, Nigeria later.

“The station shall focus on Social, Political and Economic developments in Nigeria and in the Diaspora.

“Meanwhile Atiku/Obi Europe Movement shall be accorded utmost priority by giving prominence to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s ambition of becoming Nigeria’s next President in 2019,” Akogun added.

Akogun was a former Governorship aspirant in Ekiti 2018 election and the Director-General, Atiku/Obi Europe Movement-based in Brussels, Belgium.

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2019: Governor Warns PDP Supporters

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has warned supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state against gossips and idle talks.

Tambuwal spoke on Thursday night during a PDP stakeholders’ meeting in Sokoto.

The governor said that avoidance of gossips and idle talks by the PDP members was necessary in order to consolidate the recent popularity attained by the party in the state.

“Our meeting today was convened to dispel insinuations of an imaginary rift among the party leaders in the state.

“Such rumours were being circulated by the opposition in order to create doubt in the minds of the people of Sokoto state against the PDP.

“I therefore wish to generously clarify that the leaders and the leadership of PDP in Sokoto state are united and focused,” Tambuwal said.

He said that his administration was committed to running an open-door policy and welcomed constructive suggestions, pointing out that this could lead to the party’s victory during the 2019 general elections.

Earlier, the former governor of the state Attahiru Bafarawa, reaffirmed that the party remained united in the state.

Bafarawa explained that there was no misunderstanding between him and Tambuwal, adding that rumours of such a misunderstanding were false and baseless.

He appealed to the people of the state to continue to support the governor in his efforts to reposition the economy of the state.

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2019!!! Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki, Uche Secondus, PDP Governors, Hold Crucial Meeting, Take Final Decisions, Ahead Of The Record Breaking Presidential Campaign

The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, and members of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council, met in Abuja, on Thursday night, to strategise ahead of the commencement of the party’s Presidential Campaign.

 

The meeting, which was held at the PDP Presidential Campaign Office (Legacy House), was attended by notable members of the Council.

 

 

It was learnt that the meeting was the first Atiku held with the members of the Campaign Council, since they were named a few days after the former Vice President won the party’s Presidential nomination.

 

Those who attended the meeting, included the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus; Director-General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, who is also the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, who is the Zonal Coordinator of the Campaign for the North-West; Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo, Zonal Coordinator, North-East; Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, Zonal Coordinator, North-Central; Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike, Zonal Coordinator, South-South; and a former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, who is the Zonal Coordinator for the South-West.

 

Others were: the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, Zonal Coordinator, South-East; a former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Kabiru Turaki, Chairman, Legal Matters; and Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Emmanuel Udom, who is the Chairman, Fund Raising Committee.

 

 

The meeting, which started around 9:15pm, ended around 12.28am.
Sources at the meeting said that Atiku formally informed the members of his desire to run a broad-based campaign, devoid of acrimony, and that he would want the campaign to be issue-based.
It was also gathered that issues of logistics, funding, and how to fill other positions in the Campaign Council were discussed.

 

It was further gathered that a former Minister (name withheld) from Kwara State, was tipped as the Spokesperson for the Campaign Council.

 

However, the majority of the attendees were said to have accepted the suggestions, but regretted that the person might not be allowed to do the job, to avoid the party being accused of nepotism.

 

The source said- “We have all accused President Muhammadu Buhari of nepotism. That is why we said the person being suggested as Spokesman should not do it. Though he is a good candidate, and has the ability to do the job, but his State of origin worked against him.

 

 

“This is because Saraki who is the DG of the Campaign Council is from Kwara State, while the National Publicity Secretary of the party is from Kogi State. The two States used to be one, and both are from the North-Central. That is why we are beaming our searchlight on another person.”

 

It was also gathered that the meeting told Atiku to collapse his Campaign structure into the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, as the Leadership of the party insisted that there must not be any duplication.

 

 

In preparation for the kick-off of the Campaign, the party has started the renovation of the Legacy Building, an action that had made some Officers relocate from their official Offices.
It was learnt that the majority of the Officers of the Campaign Council like Atiku, Saraki, and the Coordinators, would have different Offices within the building.

 

Secondus and members of the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party, were also mandated to call a meeting of the party’s National Executive Council, NEC, next week, where the budget for the Presidential Campaign would be approved.

 

The NEC meeting is also expected to ratify the appointment of members of the Campaign Council.

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2019: BIG Revelations As Atiku Holds Secret Meeting With Saraki, Fayose, Others In Abuja

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar is not taking his 2019 ambition lightly at all.

To this end, Atiku and members of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council met in Abuja on Wednesday night to strategise ahead of the commencement of the party’s presidential campaign.

The meeting, which was held at the PDP Presidential Campaign office (Legacy House) was attended by notable members of the council.

This meeting was the first Atiku held with the members of the campaign council since they were named a few days after the former Vice-President won the party’s presidential nomination.

Those who attended the meeting included the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus; Director-General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, who is also the President of the Senate,  Bukola Saraki; the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal,  who is the zonal coordinator of  the campaign for North-West; Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim  Dankwambo, zonal coordinator, North-East; Governor of Benue State,  Samuel Ortom, zonal coordinator, North-Central; Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike,  zonal coordinator, South-South; and a former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose,  who is the zonal coordinator for the South-West.

Others were the  Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, zonal coordinator, South-East; a former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Kabiru  Turaki, Chairman, Legal Matters; and Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Emmanuel Udom,  who is the Chairman, Fund Raising Committee.

The meeting, which started around 9.15pm, ended around 12.28am on Thursday.

Sources at the meeting said Atiku formally informed the members of his desire to run a broad-based campaign devoid of acrimony and that he would want the campaign to be issue-based.

It was also gathered that issues of logistics, funding and how to fill other positions in the campaign council were discussed.

Also at the crucial meeting held in Abuja, Atiku was told to collapse his campaign structure into the PDP Presidential campaign council, as the leadership of the party insisted that there must not be any duplication.

In preparation for the kick-off of the campaign, the party has started the renovation of the Legacy Building, an action that had made some officers to relocate from their official offices.

It was gathered that the majority of the officers of the campaign council like Atiku, Saraki and the coordinators would have different offices within the building.

Secondus and members of the National Working Committee of the party were also mandated to call a  meeting of the party’s National Executive next week where the budget for the presidential primary would be approved.

The NEC meeting is also expected to ratify the appointment of members of the campaign council.

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Adams Oshiomhole May Be Sacked Any Moment From Now, As Bukola Saraki Puts President Buhari On The HOT Seat

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has stated that Nigerians are eagerly awaiting how President Muhammadu Buhari will handle the serious allegations of bribery levelled against the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, over the conduct of the just concluded primary elections in the party.

The Senate President, made this known in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, on Thursday, which was made available to Post-Nigeria.

Saraki also described the threat by the former Edo State Governor to sue him over his statement that he (Oshiomhole) oughts to quit politics on moral grounds, over the allegations against him, as an empty boast, because he (Saraki) will be ready to meet him (Oshiomhole) in court, any day and any time.

“Nigerians are waiting to see how the President will handle the serious allegations against his party Chairman. We expect the President with his anti-corruption campaign, to institute thorough and transparent investigation into the allegations against his party Chairman.

“The failure of the President to get to the root of the matter, will finally destroy his ability and that of the party, to continue to talk of any anti-graft battle. The President should let the investigation be thorough, open and transparent. This is no time for any cover-up”, he stated.

Saraki maintained that until the outcome of a thorough investigation is known to Nigerians, and the APC Chairman is cleared of the allegations against him, Oshiomhole is not on a firm ground to talk about morality, or fight against corruption.

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PDP Exposes Shocking Details Of How APC, INEC Planned To Rig 2019 Elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of planning to rig the 2019 elections in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

According to Vanguard, Secondus said the electoral body has prepared special card readers and result sheets for APC.

The PDP chairman said this while speaking with the election team of the Economic Community of West Africa states (ECOWAS).

Warns INEC boss

Secondus also warned the chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu against the manipulation of the 2019 elections.

The PDP chairman said that it will be a ‘recipe for crisis’, and Yakubu will be held responsible.

Secondus also said that history will be unkind to the INEC boss if he fails to conduct free and fair elections in 2019.

He also said “They have finished their rigging arrangements with preloaded cards and special election result sheets all doctored to Favour the ruling APC.

“The INEC chairman has no strong will to follow our electoral laws and constitution as well as the laid down international standards in his processes towards 2019 and we want to let the World know this before it happens.

“They have finished plots to isolate states of Kano, Benue, Rivers, Buachi, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Imo and Kwara and Lagos for disruption during the general election so they can plan well to mobilize the rigging.”

The PDP also accused APC of planning to block bank accounts belonging to its members so as to frustrate the flow of funds during campaigns for the upcoming general elections.

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‘Atiku Has Lost Any Sense Of Shame,’ APC Rubbishes PDP Presidential Candidate After Gaining Igbo Endorsement

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described Atiku Abubakar’s meeting with Igbo leaders from the southeast region as proof that he has ‘lost any sense of shame’ alongside his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Atiku, a former vice president, met with Igbo leaders in Enugu State on Wednesday, November 14, as part of his campaign as the PDP’s presidential candidate for the 2019 presidential election.

During the meeting, Atiku expressed his displeasure with the state of infrastructure in the southeast region and promised that restructuring would solve many of the regions complaints about marginalisation.

“My commitment is to fix this country. I think of the future this country will have, if I do not struggle to fix it,” he said.

Before the meeting took place, elders, traditional and religious leaders of the region had engaged in a nonpartisan meeting tagged ‘Ndigbo 2019 and Beyond Summit’ and announced an endorsement of Atiku’s candidacy whose running mate is former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi, who’s from the region.

According to a communiqué read by a lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba, the summit concluded that an Atiku/Obi ticket puts “Ndigbo back in the center of governance”.

“We identify with the Atiku/Peter Obi ticket on the restructuring agenda as has been reiterated by four zones of the country namely: South South, South West, North Central and South East.

“We believe that as long as the federating units remain weak the center will continue to be weak. We equally move to appreciate the position of the Atiku/Obi ticket in promoting national unity.

“In conclusion, the Summit reiterated that the time is now for Ndigbo to mobilize and organize effectively to realize the Atiku/Obi ticket.

“We are not campaigning against anybody, we are simply campaigning for our very survival. Igbo votes must count wherever Ndigbo live in Nigeria,” the communiqué read.

The APC has not taken too kindly to the meeting and endorsement of the former vice president’s candidacy due to PDP’s perceived failure in the region during its 16 years reign in the center.

According to a statement signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, on Thursday, November 15, the endorsement is an affront on the people of the region.

He said the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has done more for the region in three and a half years and will get the support of “very discerning Igbo people” at the polls next year.

The statement read, “Our response to the purported endorsement of Atiku by some Igbo leaders. APC considers Atiku and his PDP co-travellers as people who have lost any sense of shame.

“The purported endorsement of Atiku and PDP by some leaders of the South East for the 2019 general elections is an affront on the the Igbo people who were frontline victims of the 16 years of the PDP misrule.

“It will be interesting to know what the PDP will be telling the Igbo people during the campaign. The South East people have three and half years of visible progress in terms of massive infrastructure and the thousands of common people who are benefiting from the social programme investments under APC to compare to the PDP’s 16 years of retrogression.

“We in APC are confident that the Igbo won’t be fooled by any group, by whatever name, to sell a thoroughly discredited party like the PDP to the very discerning Igbo people.”

2019 presidential election

While next year’s election, scheduled for February 16, 2019, is expected to be keenly-contested between President Buhari and Atiku, they both face competition from other candidates including Donald Duke of the Social Democratic Party (SDP)Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressive Party (YPP)Obiageli Ezekwesili of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN)Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), and Omoyele Sowore of the African Action Congress (AAC).

Others are Tope Fasua of the Abundance Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP)Eunice Atuejide of the National Interest Party (NIP)Olusegun Mimiko of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP)Adesina Fagbenro-Byron of the Kowa Party (KP)Chike Ukaegbu of the Advanced Allied Party (AAP)Hamza Al-Mustapha of the People’s Party of Nigeria (PPN)Obadiah Mailafiaof the African Democratic Congress (ADC), and many more.

79 candidates will contest in the election, the highest number ever in Nigeria’s electoral history.

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Historic!!! Atiku Abubakar Fixes Date To Unveil Members Of His Presidential Council, And His Record Breaking Policy Document

The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Peter Obi, got a hefty endorsement on Wednesday night, as the South-East Leaders and Stakeholders gathered in Enugu State, and chose them as their preferred Candidates in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

 

 

Basking in the euphoria of the promise of a possible block vote from the South-East region of the country, Atiku said that he would begin his Campaign on Monday, 19th November, 2018, with the Launch of his Policy Document, which would elaborate on his vision and how he intends to govern the country, if he wins the election, next year.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, would lift the ban on Presidential and Federal Legislative Campaigns, on Sunday, November 18, paving the way for full blown political rallies and canvass for votes.

 

 

Meanwhile, Atiku is billed to start his Campaign on Monday, in Abuja, with the Launch of his policy document, which would entail how he intends to direct the country, if he gets into the saddle of leadership, next year.

 

Multiple sources close to his Campaign Office, revealed that the Presidential Candidate is rounding up his composition of the Campaign machine, which would be a mix of the Organisation that delivered him at the party primary, and former Aspirants’ structures.

 

 

Atiku was said to have addressed members of his Campaign Organisation, last Monday, and briefed them on the shape of the emerging structure, telling them that they would be collapsed into a more inclusive electioneering machine, that would be used to power him into the Presidency.
It was gathered that the party Leadership would meet on Thursday (today), to continue the harmonisation of the lists of people being proposed to man the Directorates of the Campaign.
Post-Nigeria recalls, that the PDP Presidential Candidate had last month, announced Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as the Director-General of the Presidential Campaign Council.

 

He also named the Zonal Directors: Governor Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto State), was put in charge of the North-West; Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe State), North-East; Dr. Samuel Ortom (Benue State), North-Central; Mr. Ayo Fayose, South-West; Chief Dave Umahi (Ebonyi State), South-East; and Chief Nyesom Wike (Rivers State), South-South.

 

 

However, it was learnt that the comprehensive Campaign Council might be announced on Saturday.
A reliable source disclosed that while the final decision has not been taken, the Presidential Campaign programmes and activities would be unveiled, on Monday.

The source said: “The Presidential Campaign will start in Abuja, on Monday, and the comprehensive Campaign Council will be announced on Saturday.

“He will unveil his policy document in Abuja, which entails how he will run the country, if elected as President.”

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