2019 Elections: Keyamo, Onochie Say Defeat Of Atiku Will Be Easy | RN

Festus Keyamo said with Atiku’s emergence, Nigerians would choose between a candidate with credibility crises and one with an unblemished record.

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has declared that Atiku Abubakar’s emergence as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the 2019 election has made the job of the President’s team easier.

Also, the spokesman of Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, said with Atiku’s emergence, Nigerians would choose between a candidate with credibility crises and one with an unblemished record.

Both presidential aides took to the social media to tackle the former vice president shortly after he emerged the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2019 elections.

Abubakar was earlier in the day declared the winner of the party’s primary which was held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Onochie through her verified @laurestar handle alleged that Atiku ran away from the All Progressives Congress to avoid contesting against Buhari in the primary.

According to her, the fact that Atiku cannot go to the United States of America nor represent the country at the United Nations, has made his defeat at next year’s polls easier.

She also alleged that Atiku spent more money than his co-contestants before he could emerge winner of the contest.

She twitted, “Alhaji Atiku Abubakar outspends Saraki, Tambuwal and others, wins the PDP presidential ticket for 2019.

“Congratulations Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. You have outspent the rest. You have a new toy. But believe it, it is only a dream.

“You ran away from facing President Buhari in a primary, now you’ll meet him at the presidential elections. Ntor!

“14.8 million people made President Buhari their candidate, 26,584 people made Atiku their candidate.

“Bearing in mind that you can’t go to America to represent us at the United Nation, nor meet with Nigerians in America, our job is made easy.

“Sai Baba Buhari. 2019 is settled. God bless Nigeria.”

Keyamo posted the message on his verified Twitter handle, @fkeyamo, “We welcome H.E, Atiku Abubakar to the 2019 campaign trail.

“Nigerians would now decide between a candidate with a history full of credibility crises, damning reports on corruption, both home, abroad and from his former boss and another candidate with an unblemished record in public service.

Onochie also responded to Keyamo’s tweet, saying, “Spot on. Nigerians have new trade currencies.

“Credibility and integrity. Our candidate, Muhammadu Buhari has both in abundance Nigerians will trade with him.

“Nigerians will not trade with Atiku Abubakar. He has neither credibility nor integrity. His currencies are counterfeit.”  (The Sun)

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INEC Have Lessons To Learn From PDP Convention – Tanko Yakasai |RN

Desmond Mgboh, Kano

Elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has appealed to the Independent National  Electoral Commission (INEC) to learn a few lessons from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the bid to conduct a free, fair, credible and transparent elections in 2019.

Reacting over the just-concluded convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Port – Harcourt, Rivers State, the former Presidential Adviser to former President Shehu Shagari stated that, “The successful conduct has demonstrated that Nigerians are capable of conducting a free and credible elections if they wish.”

Yakasai, while congratulating the members of the PDP for the successful convention, explained that the outcome of the exercise is now a challenge to INEC to ensure that the conduct of the forthcoming general elections in 2019 is an improvement on the Port Harcourt convention.”

He explained that there should be no excuse on the part of INEC not to conduct a credible , free and transparent exercise given the kind of logistics that have been made available to them while adding that “If a political party in the country can go this far, INEC can do even better.

“I congratulate the winners and all the contestants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the responsible way and manner they conducted themselves throughout the convention.

“They were impressive all through. I also congratulate the losers for the spirit of sportsmanship they displayed, conceding defeat without ill feelings. That is what we look forward to seeing in 2019.”

The elder  statesman appealed to fellow Nigerians to play their parts in enhancing democracy by ensuring that the 2019 general elections are conducted in an atmosphere that is devoid of rancor and bad blood.   (The Sun)


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