Former National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and African Business Roundtable Forum, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, says “Nigerians have no better alternative to Atiku’s presidency.”
Tukur made this comments on Saturday in Yola after he endorsed the candidature of former Vice President and PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Giving reasons for his statement, the former PDP chairman said as former vice president and a successful businessman, Abubakar “understands the economic needs of Nigerians more than other contestants that know nothing about running a business.”
His words: ”Politics is good for business and business is good for politics. Both private and public sectors work together for the development of a country. If we have a successful businessman and successful politician like Abubakar as president, he can handle both politicians and businessmen very well, because he belongs to both sectors. Those that wish Nigeria well should vote for Abubakar.”
Tukur stressed that the country needed someone that can unite Nigerians and form his cabinet on merit, not on sentimental grounds so that Nigeria can operate as an indivisible entity.
On the privatisation of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Tukur said it was the right decision to ensure that fuel scarcity comes to an end and individuals no longer divert revenue from the oil sector.