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|Why Atiku Abubakar Deserves To Be The Next President Of Nigeria by eeetuk(m): 12:11pm On Jun 23|
Why Atiku Abubakar Deserves to be the Next President of Nigeria--Commentary and Analysis
Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa selection by Mr. Atiku Abubakar as his running mate in 2023 presidential campaign provides Mr. Atiku Abubakar with the strongest chance not only to get elected president of Nigeria, but also to allow Nigeria to reclaim its role as the best developed Black country in the world.
At a time where over 1million Nigerians have lost their lives because of terrorist activities by Boko Haram and IPOD in the last 7 years of Buhari administration, an estimated 10 million Nigeria haven been driven out of their homes, according UN reports, 100 Nigerians are getting kidnapped every day, daily murder rates have skyrocketed, Boko Haram—an Islamic terror group based in Northern Nigeria has recaptured territory once lost and Biafran insurgence re-emerged, the leadership of Nigeria must change from APC to PDP leadership to end this menace.
And I cannot see anyone more deserving to replace President Buhari than former vice president of Nigeria, Mr. Atiku Abubakar. He is a dedicated civil servant and a visionary. Having been the vice president of Nigeria for 8, that experience will be assets to Nigeria.
In a speech titled “Why I picked Okowa as my running mate” Mr. Atiku Abubakar highlighted four reasons why he picked Dr. Okowa as his running mate. And these reasons are (a) Running mate has the potential to take over from him in a moment notice, (b) Dr. Okowa appreciates the critical important of education in developing societies, (3) Dr. Okowa understands that without security, development will be difficult because local and foreign investors will be scared to invest, and (4) Dr. Okowa is not afraid to speak his mind, offer advice, and work hard to reverse the destructive nature of economy left by government of President Buhari. Good to work.
That is the argument I have long been making. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa is a good picked for all the reasons Mr. Atiku Abubakar has listed. He is also a good pick because it shows Mr. Atiku Abubakar can make good decision, not just for himself, but for Nigeria and Nigerians in general. Furthermore, Dr. Okowa pick will definitely broaden the overall support for PDP in all geopolitical zones in Nigeria. He is a Christian. He comes from oil producing states in South/South geopolitical zone. Many experts and opinion makers have traced his ethnic group to both Ibos and the Yorubas. Millions of Muslims live and work in Delta state as well. And most importantly, no report of ethnic or religious clashes in Delta state under the leadership of governor Ifeanyi Okowa. So, no matter what some people may say or think, picking Dr. Okowa by Atiku Abubakar as his running mate is a win—win for PDP and Mr. Abubakar himself.
VP Selection and Timing
Unlike Bola Tinubu, the APC flagbearer for 2023 presidential election, candidate Atiku Abubakar quick pick of his running mate was decisive. A quick decision maker is what Nigeria needs to deal with emerging crimes like Boko Haram and IPOD terror groups, rising kidnapping of Nigerians, insecurity, corruptions, murders of innocent Nigerians. Nigeria new leader should not be someone who postponed decision until his favorable time. That is what APC flagbearer, Mr. Bola Tinubu of APC is doing. Because time matters. Wasting time can result in many losses of lives if Nigeria leader is not decisive in decision making.
Advice to Mr. Atiku Abubakar and his Campaign
Mr. Atiku Abubakar impressive victory in just the concluded PDP primary election means he should be rewarded. That is why I am writing to outline strategies for the election and offer some insights into how 2023 election will be fought and won. And for that, let begin:
Quick Response Office
Two offices should be created within Atiku Abubakar campaign headquarters. The first group should be called quick response office. Quick response office should be staffed with communication experts’ team to handle all kind of lies by Bola Tinubu -which might be thrown out to harm Atiku campaign. Communication experts’ personnel are people who are expert in different communication method—use of signs language to send messages, oral communication personnel—people consist of good speech writers to handle misinformation by opposition parties. Sometimes, candidate misspoke and that can cause a lot of problems to the campaign—especially when a candidate for the election has to apologize for inaccurate information. Experienced matters. So, staff your communication office with experience writers to response quickly to lies and false statement—capable to do harm to the campaign.
The second group should be staffed with policy experts to outline what Atiku Abubakar will do to Nigeria and Nigerians if he is lucky to get elected. Facts matter. They should focus on facts. Tell Nigerians what Atiku Abubakar will do to end insecurity, help economy to create jobs for Nigerians, end rising kidnapping--going on in Nigeria, to turn Nigeria into exporting country instead of consumer nations. What is Atiku Abubakar policy on education, agriculture, housing, transportation, health, power and much more? These should be the focus of policy office. Tell Nigerians the truth.
Lastly, drawing stark contrast between two or more political parties win election. What Atiku Abubakar will do if he gets elected and Bola Tinubu will not do, must be the focus point of the campaign, and demonstrated during the campaign in speeches across Nigeria.
I think Mr. Atiku Abubakar is fortunate because Bola Tinubu has a record as a former Lagos State governor. I would draw on those records. I would use Bola Tinubu failed leadership in Lagos state to destroy his campaign. Be specific. And no lie. Make sure people see it in real time. Show why Atiku Abubakar election will be opposite that of Bola Tinubu. Show in speeches across Nigeria why Atiku Abubakar is more acceptable, and Bola Tinubu is not. That is how to win an election.
|Re: Why Atiku Abubakar Deserves To Be The Next President Of Nigeria by Jostoman: 12:25pm On Jun 23|
Atiku is also a good person that can rule Nigeria without any problem
|Re: Why Atiku Abubakar Deserves To Be The Next President Of Nigeria by specialmati(m): 12:39pm On Jun 23|
eeetuk:that means you must be a good friends to thieves if that is the case. Atiku that was once younger as a VP but couldn't do the country any good it's now that he is very old that he will change the country to dubai. All you negative and wicked souls should not for any reason force any old money bags on nigeria. Nigerians has suffered enough. Atiku that has been bribing delegates since God knows when will come and change the country. Most of you are plain wicked towards Nigerians.
|Re: Why Atiku Abubakar Deserves To Be The Next President Of Nigeria by Nobody: 1:39pm On Jun 23|
Atiku is better than Tinubu ,Obi is better than Atiku.
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