The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, says fixing Nigeria will require a lot of hard work with no quick fixes.
Abubakar, a former Vice President, made this comment in the introduction he wrote in a document, “My document to get Nigeria working again.” The 186-page document was made available to the public on Monday.
The Wazirin Adamawa said the document would steadily begin to restore a stronger, equitable, unprejudiced and more prosperous Nigeria.
Abubakar, who said Nigeria needed a resilient and passionate leader that was ready to fight for the country, promised to take tough decisions needed to move Nigeria forward.
His words: “It is my pledge, driven by unstoppable dedication, to hit the ground running with these big tasks and to take bold steps towards making difficult decisions that will be good for Nigeria in future years.
“I know it is going to be a lot of hard work, with no quick fixes. It needs a leader that is resilient, disciplined and dedicated, and passionate about Nigeria to fight for it, and consistent enough to guide the country the rough times ahead.
“I pledge to remain focused and make the tough decisions needed to move the country forward.”
Abubakar said successful governance necessitated political will and a unity of purpose stretching across the different regions of Nigeria.
“I choose positivism, faith and confidence in our vision, the policy and the political will to use this opportunity to get Nigeria working again,” Atiku added.
The Presidential candidate said his desire to run for office was based on the fact that he was prepared to lead.
He said he had in the past 18 months worked with the best Nigerian experts to come up with plans that, when implemented, would move the country to the right direction again.
Abubakar said this in his speech broadcast through social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter.