A file picture of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. Photo: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.
A former vp, Atiku Abubakar, has suggested the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to focus extra on making the occasion larger than its.
In a tweet on Saturday, he believes the principle opposition occasion has quite a lot of fixes to make earlier than dealing with the duties forward of it.
Atiku, the PDP presidential candidate in 2019 common elections, urged the PDP to divert its consideration from the approaching elections however make the occasion stronger and higher.
“Our preoccupation at this point in the PDP should not focus on elections, but on rebuilding and strengthening our party for the challenges ahead of us. –AA,” the tweet learn.
The PDP presidential candidate’s tweet got here 4 days after he known as for a change of angle throughout the board within the new yr and new decade.
He had famous that the brand new yr and a brand new decade have been coming with the chance to make higher impressions within the lives of the individuals.
Atiku additionally known as on the Federal authorities to respect the rule of legislation and keep in mind the wrestle for democratic rule within the nation.
“It is a bad advertisement for the country and its democracy if declarations made by the court are not respected without the executive arm of government agreeing to same.
“Any democracy is not worth the appellation if the principle of separation of power is not ingrained in it. In the New Year, government should not pretend to be democratic, but rather act according to the fundamentals of a democracy,” the elder statesman had stated in his New Year message on Tuesday.
Our preoccupation at this level within the @OfficialPDPNig mustn’t give attention to elections, however on rebuilding and strengthening our occasion for the challenges forward of us. -AA
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) January 4, 2020
The presidential election was a tricky contest amongst President Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku, in addition to Omoyele Sowore, Fela Durotoye, Felix Nicholas, and several other others.
Although a complete of 73 political events fielded candidates for the election, some later endorsed Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) whereas others shaped an alliance with the PDP candidate to take over the workplace of the primary citizen.
Following a sequence of heightened actions within the build-up to the elections, the presidential ballot was seen as a serious battle between the person in search of one other 4 years and the person on a mission to fulfil his dream of turning into a president since 1992.
Four days after the February 23 ballot was performed, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) returned President Buhari elected for a second time period in workplace.
But this didn’t go properly with the PDP and its candidate who accused the APC of rigging the election and vowed to problem the result in courtroom.
However, the problems and disagreements surrounding the 2019 Presidential Election lastly got here to an finish on October 30, 2019.
This adopted the judgement of the Supreme Court which upheld the judgement of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal dismissing the appeals filed by Atiku and the PDP.