The Director-General of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Gbenga Daniel, says the former Vice President won the Presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because of his exposure.
Daniel, a former governor of Ogun state, southwest Nigeria, made this statement in an interview with DailyPost on Sunday.
Concise News recalls that the Wazirin Adamawa emerged the candidate of the PDP after scoring 1,532 votes to defeat his closest rival, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, who polled 693 votes.
Speaking on how the former Vice President won the ticket, Daniel said most of the delegates believed the Wazirin Adamawa was the one who understands the country.
His words: “All the PDP aspirants were qualified to win the ticket. I interacted with all of them”, the former Ogun governor said.
“The truth is that any candidate who emerged would do better than President Muhammadu Buhari.
“What Atiku has is his experience as a former VP, his experience as a successful businessman, his experience an employer of labour.
“He has fought battles. He has been maligned, all sorts have been said but nobody has been able to bring anything forward. They are jittery.
“Atiku won because of his exposure, his network, he’s the most cosmopolitan, he has friends and supporters all over the country.
“He is one person who understands Nigeria than anybody else and the delegates supported him based on this.
“I went round; I know what I heard and saw. I toured Nigeria twice. As PDP chairmanship aspirant and as DG of the Atiku campaign and the people believe in him.
“We need to unite Nigeria, grow the economy, solve unemployment, secure lives and property. Atiku will do all these and more when he becomes President. He will win in 2019.”