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Atiku: I’m Saddened By Loss Of 55 Lives In Kaduna Crisis

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar wiping tears from his eyes Former vice president has explained his reason for crying when he was presented with the PDP presidential nomination form in Abuja. The support groups of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Friday purchased for him the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nomination and Expression of Interest Forms for the 2019 presidential election. The group led by Princess Adekemi-Adesanya Eboda, National President and Global Coordinator for Women and Youth Support for Atiku (WAYS) presented the forms to Abubakar at his campaign office in Abuja. The coordinator said they resolved to tax themselves to raise the funds for the forms as expression of their commitment to support Atiku in his presidential bid. Eboda said that Nigerians, especially women were looking up to Abubakar to rescue the country. “I speak the voice of millions of mothers in Nigeria who bear the brunt of the gale of jobs losses in the country. “I speak on behalf of women of this country urging you to rescue Nigeria from this current bad situation. “To show you that we are solidly behind you, we have chosen to purchase your nomination form and expression of interest form from the PDP to contest for president in 2019 and we shall give you all of our support,” she said. A leader of one of the groups, Mr Edwin Adai on behalf of all the groups, presented the forms to Abubakar. Why is Atiku crying? Abubakar, who was emotional during the remarks, said that Eboda succeeded in making him to weep because her remarks reflected the situations of the country. “This is because she aptly described the challenges every Nigerian is facing in this country today and she believed honestly and sincerely from the bottom of her heart that I could be an instrument to addressing those challenges’’. He commended the decision of the groups for buying him the forms saying that it was the first time in his political career that his supporters would show him such love. “I have been in politics for the past three decades and in those three decades I have only been on the ballot for the presidential election only once and that was in 2007. The weeping presidential aspirant “But not once in those three decades have I received this much love from the people as you have done today by choosing to purchase nomination forms on my behalf. “By this action, there is a pact between you and me that we are going to do this work together. “Just as you gathered here together, we shall enter the race for the PDP nomination together and together also into the general election. “And by the grace of God and through your hard work, I believe that we are going to win together”, Abubakar said. Join The Conversation 7 Comments Chukwubuezeogeniile says: September 1, 2018 at 4:53 am He should actually cry for his sins. But untill he returns all he looted, there is no forgiveness. Reply Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan says: September 1, 2018 at 3:25 am Even, if the epitome of looting,stealing and embezzlement, of our tax-payers funds and asset,PDP issued Atiku Abubakar, the nomination certificate to bid for the 2019 presidential election, the fact is that Alhaj Atiku Abubakar’s names are on the USA-FBI, wanted list for bribery crimes as a result of Atiku Abubakar’s corruption action under chief Olusegun Obasanjo, between 1999 to 2007, with regard to an American oil exploration contract-bid for oil exploration contracts in Nigeria, to which bribes kept for Atiku Abubakar, was detected in the freezer, of a former American congressman,William Jefferson, who was prosecuted and jailed for the crime. Alhaj Atiku Abubakar, is a damaged political product for 2019, and other future presidential election in Nigeria, with his dented image and corruption stains internationally. Reply emeka ubah says: September 1, 2018 at 2:06 am Atiku don’t need to be president to help poor suffering Nigerian masses, Atiku have money to build schools and give scholarships to the poor nigerians are other things to benefit the poor suffering masses, crocodile tears Reply Monday ekeh says: September 1, 2018 at 2:02 am Crying because there is no peace for the wicked, Atiku is one of the looters that puts nigerians into this hunger and poverty, the God of the poor must fight for the poor and disgrace the high place wicked and corrupt nigerians, government can not arrest you guy’s but God of the poor must disgrace all of you, ln Jesus name amen Reply David Adetutu says: September 1, 2018 at 1:35 am We expect you to shed tears that you are one of the reasons Nigeria is at low ebb, you are one of the reasons for the myriads of problems we have in Nigeria. You just started, soon you will look for tears you will not see, you will look for death, but not find. Idiot! Reply Babz says: September 1, 2018 at 12:46 am #lolz Nigerians are not idiots and fools! We are not gullible! Go to hell with your fake cry Reply coslads says: September 1, 2018 at 12:44 am Abubakar Atiku, you wept because you are thinking of prison life that awaits you. Ekun o de be. Weeping cannot stop you from going to prison. Nigeria will laugh last Reply Post a Comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Most Read Buhari receives Angela Merkel at Aso Rock 2019: Saraki’s Ward rejects him, says tired of dynasty Photo News: Why is Atiku crying? 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Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar says he is saddened by the loss of 55 lives in a conflict at Kasuwan Magani area of Kaduna State.

Atiku, on his twitter wall, @atiku, said the conflict was avoidable, while he commiserated with the families of the victims.

“I’m saddened by needless loss of scores of lives following avoidable conflict in Kasuwan Magani, Kaduna State, in a pattern that has become too familiar.

“May the souls of the deceased rest even as no efforts should be spared to bring the perpetrators to justice,” he said.

The Kaduna State Police Command, had on Friday said 55 people were killed in the communal crisis at Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.

The State Commissioner of Police Ahmad Abdur-Rahman said that the police had arrested 22 suspects in connection with the mayhem.

Abdul-Rahaman said mobile and conventional policemen, as well as a team of the state joint security operatives, Operation Yaki, despatched to the town had restored normalcy in the area.

According to him, he has also visited the town and engaged youth leaders, traditional and religious leaders in the efforts to stop the crisis and prevent its spread

 

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