Kogi ex-gov, senator laud Atiku’s emergence, want reconciliation 

Atiku After his victory

A former Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris and governorship hopeful, under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Nicholas Ugbane, on Wednesday described the presidential candidacy of ex-vice President Alhaji Abubakar Atiku as a sign of sign of hope for Nigerians.

Idris in a statement congratulated the former Vice President over his emergence as the PDP’s flagbearer at the recent national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

According to the former governor, Atiku’s emergence at the credible and transparent primary of the party was noble, saying he was the most prepared candidate that would turn the fortune of the country from bad to good.

“Alhaji Atiku I know is very much experienced and articulate in governance. This is a man ready to transform this country with his wealth of experience. Let me also use this medium to congratulate the entire Nigerians and the PDP for making a wise choice.”

In the same vein, Ugbane, a former senator from Kogi east, noted that Atiku’s victory was a testimony of his popularity and acceptability.

He pointed out that Nigerians were ready to change the ongoing charade and circus in governance, at all levels in the country, noting that Atiku would be unstoppable in 2019 presidential election.

He was optimistic that, with the wealth of experience of Atiku, his business acumen and job-creating ability, the battered Nigerian economy would be revived.

He urged the PDP presidential candidate to immediately initiate a process of reconciliation across the country, to placate all those that may have been aggrieved during the party primaries.

The former senator praised all the contestants in the Presidential primary election, for their maturity and sacrifice for peace, before, during and after the exercise, maintaining that such spirit should be replicated as the campaign gets underway.

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