Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Presidential Aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), says if he is elected president of Nigeria; he would work with the National Assembly to restructure Nigeria.
Atiku said this on Saturday, May 14, in Calabar. This was while addressing party delegates and stakeholders as the party prepares for its May 28 and 29 presidential primary.
The former Vice President said he would give more powers to both the state and local government councils.
According to him, it would be the fault of the electorates if credible people are not elected in 2023.
“History will judge the electorates if we fail to elect the right people to positions of power.
“I am ready, qualified, available; and have the right credentials which reasons I have offered myself to lead this country.
“I have the capacity, determination, and courage to fix the issue of insecurity in Nigeria,” he said.
Atiku added that the PDP can no longer afford to be in opposition; noting that they will reclaim both Cross River and the country.
Also speaking at the meeting, Mr Liyel Imoke, former governor of Cross River, commended the former vice president for his doggedness, saying he is one of the experienced founding fathers of the PDP.
Imoke claimed that Atiku was the People’s choice in the 2019 presidential election even though he did not win the election.
He said the PDP in Cross River is one family and would pull their support behind him.
Meanwhile, Atiku said that every tweet on his official social media handles must get his approval before publication.
Atiku said this when he paid a consultative visit to Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo at the Government House, Benin.
He had earlier reacted to the killing of Miss Deborah Samuel who was accused of blasphemy.
The post was soon taken down, generating a lot of social media backlash.
According to Atiku, “Every tweet has to get my expressed approval; but this one didn’t so I asked them to take it down.
“I took a stand about Sharia law and was abused, thrown stones at, but how long did it last? Despite that, I didn’t change my position on that. I am not afraid to take a stand on critical issues,“ he said.