Ahead of the 2023 general elections, three former governors, Muazu Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Ibrahim Shekarau (Kano) and Boni Haruna (Adamawa) and other leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Monday, stormed Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital to declare support for the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Babangida, while addressing the crowd of supporters, insisted that Atiku remained the best candidate among those vying for the presidency.
While taking a swipe at the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who was seen in a fitness video, Babangida said Nigerians cannot be deceived by APC.
He insisted that Nigerians knew the candidate who is mentally and physically capable of ruling Nigeria.
“I was looking through newspapers today and I saw a picture of somebody trying to prove he is healthy. If there is health, we don’t need to tell people that we are healthy, but we are aware that Atiku is the healthiest of the presidential candidates in this country”, Babangida said.
He noted that only Atiku can rescue Nigeria from Boko Haram, bandits and other security challenges confronting the country.
“We need security and only an Atiku presidency can reclaim our land from Boko Haram, can reclaim our land from bandits, from IPOB and all other bad people that are making our lives difficult.
“It is only an Atiku presidency that can restructure Nigeria. There must be a state police so as to ensure security in the local areas, only an Atiku Abubakar presidency can do that.
“The economy is bad, there is extreme poverty in the land, therefore, members of PDP and fellow Nigerians, on the day in February, elect Atiku Abubakar because the development of any nation depends on the education of that country.
“You have seen what has happened to us, today our students in the public universities have been at home for more than seven, eight months. Our secondary schools many of them are so dilapidated that they cannot serve as secondary schools.
“Our elementary schools, there is no country that has over 20 million children out of school and you expect to be developed, only an Atiku Abubakar presidency can help us solve this problem,” he said.