Group calls for Atiku-Okonjo-Iweala ticket
A group, Youths for Better Nigeria (YBN), yesterday, called on an ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, to vie for the presidency in 2019 with a former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as his running mate.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the Dean of the group, Ikemba Oscar Ugo, said the presidency being the most important office in the land should be occupied by the best brains with uprightness.
He said the group had identified these qualities in Atiku who, according to them, had over the years remained the bastion of democracy by singularly truncating the third term scheme of an erstwhile President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
“Never before in the annals of this nation,” he continued, “it is only Atiku Abubakar who as a vice president; was an ambassador of conflict resolution that was capable of bringing us back together to live in peace and harmony.”
Ugo, a renowned publisher and Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in the Diaspora, said the process of choosing Atiku Abubakar as the preferred presidential candidate to run with Dr. Okonjo-Iweala was very detailed and rigorous.