2019 presidency: How Buhari pushed Atiku into race – Group

The Atiku Support Group has alleged that the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari forced former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar into the 2019 presidential race.

He said Buhari failed to deliver on the promises made to Nigerians during the 2015 electioneering campaign.

The Director-General of the Atiku Support Group, Mark Wosi, said this on Friday, while confirming the intention of Atiku to contest the presidency in the 2019 election.

Wosi said Atiku would contest the 2019 presidential election because Buhari did not deserve a second term in office. However, he did not state under which party Atiku would contest.

He added that Buhari, other than his alleged claim to personal integrity, lacked leadership skills.

He said, “People are suffering; people believed in you, but you disappointed them. There’s no doubt that our principal, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, is coming out to contest the Number one seat of our dear country in the 2019 presidential election.”

“He knows what the country needs every time. Buhari is only prepared to take power but lacks the know-how to govern.”

He, therefore, urged Nigerians to look for someone with the political clout and experience like Atiku, who he said was prepared to lead because of his good grasp of the economy and the challenges besetting the country.

He said, “That is why we are talking about capacity and capability. There’s no doubt he (Buhari) has integrity, but he lacks leadership qualities. The man is good; there’s no doubt about that. But that’s where Nigerians are missing it. Somebody that cannot manage his cow farm behind his backyard, as the size of the cattle showed no progress. How do you expect him to manage a country of close to 200 million people?”

 

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