– Days to general elections, 145 groups dump Atiku, the PDP’s presidential candidate to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection bid

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– The groups said they decided to leave because Atiku lacks focus and has only be favouring the people he knows

– The aggrieved groups said they are not going back on their decision to massively support Buhari in the forthcoming elections

As the general elections draw nearer, there is a new development as 145
support groups of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential
candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have switched their loyalty to President
Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The
embittered groups accused the PDP and Atiku Abubakar of not giving them
the attention they, favouring only those close to him and lacking focus,
Leadership reports.

Popular among the 145 groups are Atiku
Reloaded, Atiku Support Group, Unique Women for Atiku, Dynamic Women for
Atiku, United Group for Atiku, Grassroots Initiative for Atiku and Edo
Ambassadors for Atiku.

The aggrieved groups were given a
celebratory welcome at a ceremony in Abuja by members of the APC’s
presidential council, among who were chairman, Central Working Committee
(CWC) of the APC Women and Youth Presidential Campaign Team, Brigadier
General Buba Marwa (rtd), former Inspector General of Police (IGP), and
Suleiman Abba, former deputy governor of Plateau state.

The
coordinator, Comrade Bello Osaretin Godspower said they had always
wanted to leave the PDP, that they took the decision to do so on
Tuesday, November 27, 2018. He said: “It will be recalled that on the
27th of November, 2018 at a location in the heart of Abuja, we the
disgruntled members of Atiku campaign office took a milestone decision
to dump Atiku Abubakar Presidential Project on the platform of PDP after
a robust and convincing consultation with relevant stakeholders
vis-a-viz other considerable factors.

“Our despondency was borne
out of Atiku Abubakar’s disdainful treatment on support groups, which
snowballed into neglect, nepotistic deployment, use and dump style
coupled with lack of direction and reward management system made worse
by the infusion and infiltration of people with questionable character
into his campaign train…

” The groups said they are not going
back on their decision and they would massively support Buhari in the
next general elections. Godspower concluded:

“Today, the 10th
of February, 2019, we as members of Aggrieved Atiku Support Groups
Coalition warehousing over 145 formidable organizations united together
and stronger in one voice, officially denounce Atiku Abubakar’s
Presidential ambition and make a formal declaration to support President
Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid come February 16, 2019.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the secretary of the
National Youth Campaign Committee of the All Progressives Congress
Presidential Campaign Council (APCPCC) urged Kwara youths to support the
re-election of Buhari. The secretary said this in a statement in Abuja
on Thursday, January 31, that the re-election of Buhari is tied to the
liberation of the people of Kwara from a political dynasty.

Source:- Naij (Legitng)

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