The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in North East England has endorsed Professor Abubakar Sulaiman’s candidature for the position of National Publicity Secretary and is calling on all delegates to vote for him. Abubakar Sulaiman was National Planning Minister in the Goodluck Jonathan era.
They reckon that Professor Abubakar has the capacity to decipher and articulate policy nuances, as well as design, implement and achieve short, medium and long-term media objectives effectively and efficiently.
Read the full press release below:
People Democratic Party (PDP)–North East England
Press Release – Calling On PDP Delegates
We welcome with great enthusiasm, the candidature of Professor Abubakar Olarenwaju Sulaiman for the National Publicity Secretary of the People Democratic Party (PDP).
As the former Minister of National Planning, Professor Sulaiman designed and implemented a strategic framework for national development that enhanced Nigeria’s industrial capacity, and put the nation on a trajectory of continuous exogenous and endogenous economic growth. But sadly, the achievements have since been plundered and dissipated by the corrupt, incompetent and reckless All Progressive Congress (APC) administration.
Professor Sulaiman is one of the few PDP Chieftains that refused to be intimidated by President Buhari APC administration. He is well known for speaking up for the PDP even when others were desperate not to put their head above the parapet.
In October 2015, for example, the ebullient Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai claimed that President Jonathan administration spent N64 billion in four years (2011-2014) for Independent Anniversary. But the timely intervention of Professor Sulaiman in the imbroglio, with facts and figures, busted Governor El-Rufai’s bubble.
The National Publicity Secretary of our great party would be expected to decipher and articulate policy nuances, as well as design, implement and achieve short, medium and long-term media objectives effectively and efficiently. And indeed, there is no candidate more qualified than Professor Sulaiman.
Professor Sulaiman is a detribalised Nigerian, tenacious and a bridge builder. He will reconcile the various contestants and get on with the tasks of exposing and holding the APC administration to account, and return our great party, PDP into power in 2019.
We are, therefore, calling on all PDP delegates across the nation, to endorse the exciting, tenacious, and cerebral Professor Abubakar Olanrewaju Sulaiman for the National Publicity Secretary.