During his consultation visit to Akwa Ibom, the Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, predicted that The People’s Democratic Party-PDP, will win between 25 and 27 state in the forthcoming 2019 election.
According to the Nation, the former Vice President said his assurance of victory for the party was predicated on the fact that Nigerians are already fed up with the hardship and intolerable disposition of the present APC-led government.
Atiku, who made this know yesterday at the PDP Secretariat during his consultation visit in Uyo, challenged Nigerians to oust APC from government if they desired to continue to have a country.
The former Vice President, said;
“The country is in its worse state today. I have never seen it since the civil war. Ethnic division, north against south, this is very dangerous for our survival as a country.
“We must do all what we can to address this situation. We have to unite together to arrest this, otherwise you would one day wake up and find out that we don’t have a country, God forbid.
“We may end up with 25-27 PDP states in Nigeria, because every part of this country is fed up with this government. And this is the most intolerant government I have ever seen in this country. And unfortunately for us, he was not even part of this struggle.The situation in APC states is horrible. You cannot even meet like this. They are intolerable because they were not part of the struggle for actualization of democracy. If PDP was like this, there would not have been any opposition party in this country”.
“Let us therefore unite and make sure that we free this country and our people from this situation. The political restructuring of this country is inevitable, whether we like it or not.
“We must deploy resources and powers to the federated units of this country. If states and Local Government Areas are given more resources and powers, the people would hold them accountable”.
Atiku decried the current disunity, ehnicity, division and religious intollerance, promoted by the government of President Buhari, noting that such was quite dangerous for the continued survival and oneness of the country, maintaining that given the extent of decay in the country at the moment, Nigerians would need to support a candidate with the qualities, capacity, experience and the qualification to face the challenges. To actualized this, Atiku said,“I can do that job, but only with your support”.