Atiku Abubakar Is The Most Liberal Northern Aspirant – Asari Dokubo
Former Niger Delta Militant leader, Mujaheed Asari Dokubo, has advised the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to adopt Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, as its 2019 presidential candidate. He gave this advice while answering questions in an interview with the SUN.
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Dokubo, who is also a profound critic of the Muhammadu Buhari Administration noted that Atiku, of all Northern aspirants, is the ‘most liberal’ Candidate.
He also stated that Senator David Mark is also another good choice as he has the power to sway votes from all the zones in the country.
He said; “Yes, I was in the SDP with Atiku Abubakar. He is the most liberal of all the people coming from the North. He has his own baggage. Let us look at other people.”
“What are people like David Mark doing that they can’t contest? Is it that they are not courageous enough to come and fight? So everybody in the North would abdicate to the Fulani.”
“Other Northerners are even afraid to take their liberty even when we have told them that we have taken our liberty and they should take theirs.”
“For me, David Mark would have been the very best for PDP to galvanize the swing nationalities; those people outside Hausa, Fulani, and Yoruba and bring them together to join with the Igbo and some other liberal Yoruba people.”
“But if David Mark is not there, among the Fulani if the PDP insists on having a Fulani to become its presidential candidate, Atiku is their best bet.”
“We also have Ibrahim Shekarau, a very honest and cerebral man. But does he have resources because election demands resources.”
“At the end of the day, a lot of people do not know Shekarau in the South. Atiku already has platforms across Nigeria and whatever it is he can fight more.”
“Aside from that, he has also talked about restructuring and as an Ijaw man, we want to engage him, what he means by restructuring. If PDP is looking for somebody with a war chest to fight and that would attract a lot of people from the APC, it is Atiku.”