…As fellow aspirants #CongratulateAtiku.
The Former Secretary to the government of the Federation, Mr. David Babachir Lawal said the just concluded congresses of the ruling APC cannot stand the test of time, as the undemocratic activities may have affected party’s performances in some states.
“Even if the presidential election is secured, the lower elections will still be affected negatively. Houses of Assembly elections, where local issues are at stake will suffer losses and other elections up to the Senate and probably the governorship elections. So, for democracy to survive and thrive, there must be justice in the electoral process. But when injustice takes the centre stage, the majority of democratic lovers will be disillusioned and the tendency is to migrate to other parties.
The APC itself gained heavily from this kind of undemocratic practices by PDP, where some key stakeholders were aggrieved and made their way to APC. In Adamawa State, for example, Admiral Murtala Nyako (rtd) and his group moved to APC and quite a lot of them that called themselves nPDP. So, as a senior stakeholder, I am worried about the trend playing out in APC, and if serious actions are not taken to address these grievances, many people will certainly abandon the party to realise their ambitions on other political platforms.”
Moreover, as former Vice President Atiku Abubakar today emerged the candidate of the people’s Democratic Party, PDP for the 2019 presidential election some of the aspirants he contested against came congratulate him.
At 11:55 Some of the aspirants came as a group to congratulate Atiku immediately he overshot the 700 mark that put his lead unassailable!
Among them were, Sen. Sariki, Gov. Tambuwal David Mark, Ahmed Makarfi, Jonah Jang.
The stadium was enlivened with shouts of Atiku, Atiku, Atiku amidst drum beats and songs.