Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, will unite Nigerians if elected in the upcoming presidential election.
Frank said this while responding to the endorsement of Abubakar by the socio-cultural leaders across the six geo-political zones.
He stated that it was the first time in the history of Nigeria that both the Northern Elders’ Forum, NEF, Afenifere, Ohaneze Ndigbo, PANDEF and Middle Belt Forum will agree on a choice of presidential candidate during a general election.
According to a statement signed on Wednesday by Frank as received by our correspondent, he said the “nation was in dire need of a presidency that will unite it and give a sense of belonging to all and sundry and not just a part President Muhammadu Buhari has chosen to favour.”
On Sunday, Nigeria’s major socio-cultural groups and other notable leaders endorsed Abubakar against the incumbent President, Muhammafu Buhari.
While describing the step taken by the leaders as historic, Frank said it is now clear that Alhaji Atiku’s presidential candidacy is a Nigeria project, adding that even before the election, it is clear the candidate of PDP will emerge victorious.
He said: “Atiku has won this election. It is clear today that all the ethnic group in the country have resolved to vote for the candidate of the PDP based on his antecedent of uniting the country.
“Our leaders and elders have taken a right position. They know what the younger ones don’t know about the Buhari’s presidency because another four years of APC administration (God forbid) will lead to more economic hardship, more killings and more pronounced divisions at all levels.
“So, I join our elders to call on all Nigerians to key into the wisdom of our ethnic leaders by massively voting for Atiku Abubakar as the next president of Nigeria for economic growth, job creation and the unity of the country.”