……..2019 election will be referendum on restructuring–Dickson
……..am ready to face persecution and confront anti-democratic forces–Atiku
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday visited Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital to consult with the State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson and the enlarged members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, asking them to support his presidential ambition in order for a better life for all Nigerians.
Atiku Abubarkar, who arrived the State Government House in Yenagoal at about 12pm, in company of the Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniels, the immediate past Minister of Nigeria Delta Affairs, Elder Godspower Orubebe, immediately went into a close door meeting with Governor Seriake Dickson.
The meeting, which lasted few hours, however led both Atiku and Governor Dickson to address an enlarged team of State Political appointees, PDP Chairmen and elders, Speaker and State Assembly members and the media.
Speaking, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who was full of commendation to the State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson for the reception accorded him and the infrastructural development noticed in the state, said the improved development achieved under Governor Dickson was possible due to the continued governance of the PDP.
Atiku also noted that though he has followed the advocacy effort of Governor Dickson on the issue of restructuring, “I agree with you and to let you know that I have been advocating the issue of restructuring before since 2004.” .
“I have followed with keen interest your advocacy on restructuring and I want to let you know that I have been an advocate of restructuring since 2004. I want to invite you to join me to work together with me ahead of 2019 so that we can do it together. ”
Atiku Abubakar later presented a book written by him on the need for proper restructuring to the Bayelsa Governor.
In his remark, the Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, who described Atiku Abubakar as a veteran in politics, noted that the 2019 presidential election will be a referendum through which the Nigerian voter will decide on who govern them.
Governor Dickson called on PDP members nationwide to rise up to the challenge of taking power from the incumbent government, “and all of us know the character of the party in government. I call on the party to have cohension so that when we put our best feet forward, the party will stand stronger. I call for cohension and call for the rejection of dictatorship ”
At the PDP secretariat in Yenagoa, Atiku Abubakar was welcomed by a massive crowd of party supporters with both roads leading to the venue blocked.
The former Minister for Nigerians Delta affairs, Elder Orubebe, who spoke,noted that among the presidential aspirants within the party, Atiku Abubakar is the only one qualified to salvage the country, ” I have looked through all the aspirants for who can manage it, it is only Atiku Abubakar that I see. ”
“Atiku is an enigma. What we need now in PDP is a man with capacity and vision. What they stop the region from getting under Dr. GoodLuck Jonathan, Atiku will provide more.”
In his message, the State Chairman of the PDP, Barr. Cleopas Moses, told the crowd of party members that come 2019 PDP will take over Aso Rock because, “the party in power wants to destroy our nation and we will not allow it. ”
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar at the PDP secretariat told the massive crowd of supporters, that he was in Bayelsa to reconnect with them and stand up for the fight ahead against anti-democratic Forces.
According to Atiku, “I am ready to fight anri-democratic Forces. If you remember, I can fight or face anyone. I was in the vanguard of fighting the military. IThough many lives were lost, we were successful. I am ready to change the change.
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