Ex-Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Friday, broke down in tears when leaders of his supporters’ group presented him with 2019 PDP presidential nomination and expression of interest forms.
The N12 million Cost of the forms was raised by members of over 2,000 support groups that are working at different locations across Nigeria to ensure that their choice candidate emerge winner in 2019 presidential election.
The presentation event, which took place at Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Headquarters at Wuse 2, Abuja, attracted hundreds of supporters.
In a remark, Director General of Atiku Campaign Organisation, Otunba Gbenga Daniel appreciated the thirst and desire of the supporters for good governance expected to be delivered by Atiku.
He challenged the supporters to mobilize from the grassroots, exposing Nigerians to benefits of participating in the political processes that would herald the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as Nigeria’s President.
He assured them that the campaign organisation would continue to consult with all stakeholders at the level of political party and otherwise, so that Atiku could enjoy massive support at the primary election and beyond.
On his part, the former Vice President who expressed surprise and excitement by the level of support he has enjoyed from all stakeholders since he declared his interest to contest for the office of the President so as to serve Nigerians
Atiku said “Today’s event is significant and historical, because it is the first time in three decades of my political career that young men and women used their hard earned money to purchase nomination and expression of interest forms for me without my permission or consent.
“One the of the support group leader, in her speech, forced tears down my cheek when she highlighted several socioeconomic, security and political challenges being faced in Nigeria today.”