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Atiku: I'll Restore Unity, Peace If Given the Mandate in 2015

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IMAGE: Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Former Vice-President »


Former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, yesterday said he would restore unity,  peace and stability in Nigeria, if he emerged the president come 2015.

He also expressed reservation over the ability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a free and credible election next year.

Speaking in a chat with journalists at the Sultan Abubakar International Airport, Sokoto, yesterday, Atiku maintained that Nigerians were in dire need of change and as such, he was determined to restore peace in the polity if given the mandate next year.

The former vice-president, who took a cursory look at the situation in the country, asserted that he was determined to bring the desired change that Nigerians were yearning for, as the All Progressives Congress  (APC) was adequately prepared for the battle ahead.

"There are a lot of things that need to be changed in Nigeria and there is no point limiting things to one sector. I will restore unity, peace, stability and structural adjustment in the country if I become the president in 2015.
"So, APC is the most popular party in the country today and we are adequately prepared to take over the mantle of leadership," Atiku stated.

He described the APC as the party to beat in 2015, promising that the party would bring the desired change in the polity.

He expressed reservation over the capability of INEC to conduct a free and fair election in 2015.
According to him, INEC should review the voters’ registration exercise to allow all eligible Nigerians to obtain their voters' card.

He stressed that there should be sufficient time to enable those that reached the voting age to obtain their voters' card.

"There is no point in limiting time for the voters' registration exercise to disenfranchise many Nigerians. So, INEC should extend the time to enable all eligible voters participate in the registration exercise," Atiku added.

Article Credit: Thisdaylive

Updated 5 Years ago

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