Former Vice -President, Atiku Abubakar has called on people in Gombe and other Northeastern states to rise up against insecurity, harsh economy and poverty.
Atiku, a former presidential candidate of PDP stressed that the region should forge common front to change the negative narratives of the region and country, which he described as ugly. He also urged the region to support a movement that would guarantee safety and employment opportunities for all.
The former VP who spoke at the inauguration of Northeast Business Communities for Atiku 2023,said the current situation in the northeast and Nigeria is very disheartening, stressing that no experience in his years as both business and political leaders comes close to the present distressing situation in the country.
“My hope and prayers, are that as we have come together and gathered here, we will continue to be together and work for the success of our movement and to change the ugly situation of Nigeria and Nigerians.
“I have received your calls for me to contest for president again.l I really appreciate you all and your offer to buy the nomination form at whatever price. I pray that our success would mean the best and good for Nigeria and Nigerians in general.”
Speaking earlier, chairman of the Northeast Business Communities for Atiku 2023, Adamu Bappayo said the group comprises members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political parties in the region.
He said the movement was set up to support and work for the success of the former VP to ensure improvement in the socio-economic and political situation of the country.
While presenting a letter offer to purchase the 2023 PDP’s presidential nomination form, the chairman said, “we are not doing this for Atiku but for our region and country and we are ready to pursue this course to a success”.
“We are businessmen and we know what businesses have faced under the present leadership. We understand what Atiku stands for and will only support those that support him for the betterment of our country,” he said.