According to a report by Buzz Nigeria, Alhaji Muhammadu Abdullahi Sugar, a close ally of Atiku Abubakar, has said that the former Vice-President should take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 because he possesses the “expertise and exposure” needed to address the challenges facing Nigeria.
Sugar who stated this in an interview withDaily Trust, said that if Atiku was given the mandate to pilot the affairs of the country, he would turn around its fortunes within a short period.
“You know, late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua succeeded in addressing most of the challenges facing the country at that time in six months before his ailment weighed him down.
“The template used was that of late Shehu Musa Yar’adua which was co-designed by Atiku.
“So, if Atiku is voted into power, he will restart the implementation of the template for the benefit of the masses. Let me correct the erroneous impression that Atiku is struggling for the presidency for personal benefit: nothing like this. He is bringing his wide range of experience and global connection to fix the country.”
Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, recently slammed former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, for saying that Northerners are
opposing the restructuring of Nigeria because they are lazy.
According to him, Atiku is a bloody nonentity who thinks he can become President of Nigeria by insulting fellow Northerners.
“Atiku is a scoundrel and a bloody nonentity. He attained political limelight because the late Musa Yar’Adua put him there; today he wants to position
himself as the leader of the north. But the north doesn’t give people of no consequence such position. His interest is not really about restructuring.
He thinks by insulting the north, the same way we are being insulted by the south, that will give him the presidency.
“With this kind of attitude, he can’t be the president of Nigeria. He will hear from the north at the appropriate time. He is one of those making the south to abuse the north.
“He is angry because his monopoly in the oil servicing sector has been broken. His wealth will never buy him Nigeria’s presidency. The north is
not for sale, Nigeria is not for sale. I pray God sees us beyond 2019, let him challenge me if he ever becomes Nigeria’s president.”
This was a response to the former Vice President’s comment when he hosted a group of youths. He had said the Igbos have been able to develop their region despite fighting the civil war in which they lost a lot of lives and properties but the North has not been able to develop its region as only mud houses are seen in many parts of the region.