Ndubuisi Orji , Abuja
Coordinator of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation in the United Kingdom (UK) Dr. Tony Chidi, has urged Nigerians to vote for the presidential candidate, saying the nation needs somebody of his quality and experience to come out of the woods,
He said the former vice president is ahead of his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival, President Muhammadu Buhari, in terms of knowledge of the economy and understanding of democratic ethos.
He said, in a statement, that most Nigerians residing in UK resolved to back the PDP candidate after critically examining the credentials of all the candidates.
Chidi contended that the incumbent administration has failed to make meaningful impact on the lives of the people in the nearly four years it has held sway.
He said: “Atiku has demonstrated great capacity, capability and ability in both public and private life, far above all who are contesting to be president of Nigeria, in 2019. Having been there for eight fruitful years, he understands the system better than the incumbent who has demonstrated gross incompetency, and all others who currently aspire to the presidency. As vice president, the economy and other substructures were under his watch, and they all performed excellently.
“Nigerians can attest to the fact that Turaki is highly detribalised and would, as it was, offer equal opportunities to Nigerians, irrespective of tribe, religion, culture or political leanings, unlike Buhari, who is so clannish and myopic. Above all, Atiku is a quintessential democrat, whose belief in the rule of law and resilience in second last tenure as vice president stabilised our democracy.
“Whereas Atiku can be said to possess the essential qualities that can promote peace, mutual understanding and coexistence, harmony and progress of the nation, the same cannot be said of Buhari, who has almost succeeded in tearing Nigeria apart from his unguarded utterances and actions that betray his morbid contempt or outright hatred for ethnic groups and religions other than his.”