Former vice President and leading Presidential aspirant under the banner of The Peoples’ Democratic Party ( PDP) , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has predicted the PDP will not only beat the APC in the Presidential election but will also win in over 27 States of the Federation.
According to Atiku the deplorable state in which the APC States are in have set the stage for the PDP to overwhelmingly beat the APC
Atiku in his word said
“The country is in its worse state today. I have never seen it since the civil war. Ethnic division, north against south, this is very dangerous for our survival as a country. We must do all what we can to address this situation. We have to unite together to arrest this, otherwise you would one day wake up and find out that we don’t have a country, God forbid”.
“We may end up with 25-27 PDP states in Nigeria, because every part of this country is fed up with this government. And this is the most intolerant government I have ever seen in this country. And unfortunately for us, he was not even part of this struggle”.
“The situation in APC states is horrible. You cannot even meet like this. They are intolerable because they were not part of the struggle for actualization of democracy. If PDP was like this, there would not have been any opposition party in this country”.
“Let us therefore unite and make sure that we free this country and our people from this situation. The political restructuring of this country is inevitable, whether we like it or not.
We must deploy resources and powers to the federated units of this country. If states and Local Government Areas are given more resources and powers, the people would hold them accountable”.
He decried the disunity, ehnicity, division and religious intollerance so far promoted by the present federal government, noting that such was quite dangerous for the continued survival and oneness of the country.
Atiku further reiterated that given the disjointed state of the economy , religious disharmony and tribal mistrust in Nigeria today , he believed that he can help solve the problems if given the chance and therefore solicited the support of all Nigeria .
The former Vice President was speaking at the PDP Secretariat in Uyo Akwai Ibom while on his consultation tour .
The occasion was well attended by top PDP chieftains in the state