There Won’t Be Cabal In My Government – Atiku Says
PDP Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, has assured Nigerians that there will be no cabal in his government if he wins the 2019 election. Atiku in his speech during the Coalition of United Political Parties last week, after he had been endorsed as the sole presidential candidate, also said he would form a government of national unity as soon as he assumes office. The CUPP is made up of about 46 political parties.
“I want to commit myself to the continuation of the doctrine of a government of national unity. We believe as a political party in a government of national unity, and there must be stability before you can do anything – implement your economic programme, implement your healthcare programme. Right from the beginning, I have been a member of the PDP and I know we have always believed in a government of national unity. It takes a long time for a country as diverse as Nigeria to be united and stable, even before we start talking about which ethnic group we come from, or which religion we practice. I want to assure you that as long as we are having a government of national unity, there will not be a cabal. My government will be a government of the people.” Atiku promised.
Atilku also narrated his journey into politics, adding that the likes of President Buhari was enjoying the efforts of past democracy advocates in the present-day Nigerian politics.
President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, who is also the Director-General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, said that Buhari’s government has affected the country negatively, as hunger has taken over the land since the President came into power.
He said, “We should all work hard together to ensure victory for Atiku who understands the issues. The message everywhere we go is that this country must move forward, and we have agreed that the existing President must give way because he is not leading us in the right direction. We have met with Nigerians all over the country, the old, the not-too-old and the message is that the President cannot lead us the right way. We must be part of the process to usher in a new direction. The most important thing is that we want a change, a new direction. We want a man that understand the issues. We have been to three zones and there is a common message and that message is one of insecurity and hunger. Everywhere in this country, hunger and poverty are the issues. So the challenge before us is how to bring back prosperity to this country. Unfortunately, our President today cannot do it. He cannot do it because he does not have the ability to do so. Government alone cannot bring prosperity to this country, because close to 80 per cent of the revenue of government are going into personnel and servicing of debts. The remaining percentage cannot bring about development. To bring development to this country today, you need an environment that encourages people to bring in investment. Nigerians are even afraid to bring their monies, out and so they need somebody that they have confidence will bring about the right environment for their business. At the moment, the verdict is that this government and this President do not give that confidence and without that investment, we are going nowhere.”
What do you think of these coalition of political parties endorsing Atiku?