- Atiku Abubakar has won the support of some Nigerians in Europe ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
- Diasporas say they support the former vice president because of his experience in government
- The group urged Nigerians inside and outside the country to forget about political affiliation and support the Atiku/Okowa presidency before the elections.
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FCT, Abuja – A forum of Nigerian professionals in Europe, under the aegis of Nigerian Professionals for Atiku Abubakar in Europe, has vowed to mobilize no less than one million votes for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the upcoming 2023 presidential election.
The forum said it wants a more secure, economically buoyant and better country for all, hence the need to support an experienced and well-prepared leader against other presidential candidates.
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In a statement sent to legit.ng on Saturday, December 31 and signed by its coordinator for Europe, Collins Osazee Idahosa, the forum said that it has designated 23 coordinators in different countries of the European continent as part of the strategies to achieve the objective.
He said some of the coordinators include; Bridget Omoregie for Ireland, Roland Edomwonyi for Sweden, Sylvester Idahosa for Spain, Osariemen Erhabor for Finland, Solomon Obazee for England, Alex Okitikpi for France, Austin Osiomofo for Belgium and Queen Aghibe for Cyprus.
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It also includes King Nelson for Germany and Helen Osas Okhuarobo for Italy, among others.
The group used the outlet to thank all the coordinators for their sacrifices and wish them a prosperous year 2023, even as they prayed for Nigeria and Nigerians at home and abroad to enjoy a blessed new year.
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However, Idahosa urged Nigerians at home and abroad to forget about political affiliation and see the future in the Atiku/Okowa presidency.
Part of the statement read:
“Nigerian Professionals for Atiku Abubakar Europe is a global group with 23 coordinators in the different countries of Europe.
“We have promised to deliver one million votes to Atiku and to repeat what we did in the last Osun State gubernatorial elections regarding Atiku and the People’s Democratic Party.
“Our million-vote pledge for Atiku was driven by our desire for a safer, more economically buoyant and overall better country.
“We want an experienced and well-prepared leader that we know to be Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.”
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Atiku said this in his Christmas message which was signed by his special assistant for public communications, Phrank Shaibu, and sent to legit.ng on Saturday December 24.
The former vice president said the All Progressives Congress administration had set a new record for the longest gasoline shortage in Nigerian history.
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This was said by the former vice president of Nigeria on Tuesday, December 20, at the PDP presidential campaign rally in Katsina state.
He noted that the PDP was determined to move the country forward and called on Nigerians to come out in droves to vote for the party’s candidates in the 2023 general election.