From Femi Oyelola, kaduna
The candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming 2019 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has disowned a Lagos based coalition claiming to be supporting him.
In a statement issued by his SA Youth and Support Groups, Ambassador Aliyu
Bin Abbas, and made available to the media in Kaduna yesterday, Atiku said such faceless groups are being sponsored by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“The false alarm and outrageous fake news being exceptionally promoted by
the agents of mass failure and hopelessness called the All Progressive Congress (APC) has multiplied unabated.
“The allegation of non funding and lack of campaign materials from the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organization credited to a faceless group parading itself as the Coalition of All Atiku Support Groups, signed by Mike Iheanyi, is a further example of stacks of figments of demented imaginations consistent with the APC and its leadership gravely rejected nationwide,” it stated.
Ambassador Abbas said the false alarm bears no semblance, in any shape or form, to the very vibrant and festive mood generated in the PDP camp nationwide.
“It falls within the narrative of the APC who claimed they have bankrupted the PDP and His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar; and as such, poked holes in our abilities to rally and mobilize our constituents.
“It’s pertinent to inform all and sundry that Atiku Abubakar is a shining star whose stature and leadership extends beyond party affiliations. Most Nigerians have taken it upon themselves to campaign and mobilize without fear or reproach.
“It is also clear that our campaign and message of rescue and renewal, hope and happiness has reverberated throughout Nigeria. It is called Atikulate. The outcome of trusting that Nigeria will work again with Atiku Abubakar on account of his experience, exposure and expertise in managing men and material resources for sustainable growth and development.
“It is apparent that in the days ahead, the drowning APC will muster its last fangs of threats, fake news, oppression and tyranny to place fear in the hearts and minds of the electorate. But the point of departure is that Nigerians have made up their mind to dump and reject the next deadly and dangerous level of the APC. We say Never Again,” it stated.
Ambassador Abbas, therefore, appealed to millions of his supporters; market women, students, youths, farmers, and the unemployed to stand firm in total unison and union with him to vote out APC government.