- A socio-political organisation, Atiku Care foundation, has been launched in the southeast
- The national chairman of the organisation, Ambassador Aliyu Bin, says former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, will contest the 2019 presidential election to bring about a positive change in the country
- The organisation says it has concluded plans to distribute goods worth 5.5million dollars to the indigent, orphanages among others
It appears former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has reportedly signified his intention to contest in the 2019 presidential election and has begun to mobilise support in the southeast zone.
A socio-political organisation, Atiku Care foundation, stated that the former vice president would contest the 2019 presidential election to bring about a positive change in all sectors of the economy, Vanguard reports.
The national chairman of the organisation, Ambassador Aliyu Bin, made the disclosure when inaugurating the Anambra state executives chapter of the foundation in Awka.
“The Atiku care foundation was established to extend care to the needy like the indigent, orphanages among others. The foundation is to identify with Nigerians in this time of recession because Atiku has the people of Nigeria at heart,” he said.
The chairman said the organisation had concluded plans to distribute goods worth 5.5million dollars to the indigent, orphanages among others.
He said the foundation state executives would be inaugurated in Enugu, Ebonyi, Abia and Imo before they go to other parts of the country including Abuja where it will be formerly launched in December.
The state coordinator of the foundation, Ndubuisi Obijiofor, expressed the confidence that Atiku could take Nigeria to what he describes as the promised land.
Meanwhile, Onlinenigeria.com had previously reported that Atiku Abubakar allegedly met former president Goodluck Jonathan to consider offers made to him by a section of the leadership of the opposition party to return.
There are reports that some PDP chieftains are making efforts to bring Atiku back to the party’s fold but that he gave them conditions which include being given automatic ticket to contest the 2019 presidential election.
Atiku was said to have met Jonathan for the purpose of looking into these conditions, especially, that of automatic ticket.
Jonathan was said to have advised Atiku to consider returning to the PDP early enough to avoid being caught by certain provisions of the party’s constitution, which stipulate a period of time a member has to spend in the party before he could be eligible to contest for a political office