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Atiku, Tambuwal preach unity, restructuring, restate confidence in PDP


Atiku Abubakar

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Aminu Tambuwal at the weekend said Nigeria needs a president who is committed to the country’s unity, irrespective of tribe and religion.

He made the assertion, while addressing delegates of the Edo State Chapter of the PDP in Benin City, where he lamented the pathetic state of affairs in the country under President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Tambuwal, who is also governor of Sokoto State, insisted that the next president should be a leader who understands the nation’s complexity, noting that the country was drifting aimlessly and has become more polarised than ever, as a result of the present government’s wrongheaded policies.


His words: “The ship of state is drifting. We are losing our unity as the country is highly polarised. We need a leader who is a unifier and who understands the complexity of our country.

“We need a leader who can take Nigeria out of the woods. No investor will invest in a country where the leadership tag the judiciary as corrupt.”

He also faulted the recent invasion of the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS), just as he expressed dismay at the action, saying that was the second time it was happening.

However, spokesman of the factional Reformed All Progressives Congress (R- APC) Kaseem Afegbua yesterday defected from the APC for the PDP at a rally in Okpella in Estako East Local Council of Edo State.

He said although he was formerly in APC, he was not happy following the failed promises of the government under President Buhari.

Also speaking, another presidential aspirant under the PDP and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has said if elected, he will be totally committed to restructuring the country, insisting that for him, it is not a political gimmick.

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