…says presidential poll between Atiku, Obi

De Gyang Bere, Jos

Former House Speaker Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara said All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has always danced at his campaign rallies due to his loss of ideas.

He noted that there is empirical evidence that the race for the 2023 presidential election is between former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, and former Labor Party Anambra State Governor Peter Obi.

Dogara added that the former Lagos state governor has staggering allegations of fraud and moral corruption against him that weigh on his integrity and capacity.

He said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) remains the best option for Nigeria at this crucial time.

Dogara spoke as keynote speaker during the Arewa Indigenous Christian Pastors Association, ACIPA Day of Prayers, Awards and Book Dedication in Jos, Plateau State.

The former speaker rated four of the leading presidential candidates, ranking them according to what he described as their backgrounds, visibility, good social relations, virtues of unity and brotherhood.

Regarding Atiku, he said: “God forbid we imagine he is perfect, but we cannot deny that he is by far the most experienced and that what he has done for the Northern Church has no known parallel in Nigerian history. “.

The former speaker added that “this was one of his main calls to some of us who supported his candidacy. In case we have forgotten, let me remind you of Governors Boni Haruna and Jolly Nyame, who ruled Adamawa and Taraba states for 8 and 10 years respectfully with Atiku’s full backing.

He also argued that Atiku was his only patron at that level when he ran and won the presidential race almost 8 years ago and stressed that the former vice president clearly said that since the president is a Muslim and the president of the Senate, it was going to be someone else. Muslim. , if the legacies of Sardauna and other founding fathers of our nation are not to be spit upon, the speaking position must fall to a Christian.

According to Dogara, Atiku was under heavy pressure to change his position, but he remained firm in his conviction until he won the race, adding that among the top two, Atiku is still the best presidential option for the nation judging from experience, performance and social relationships established over the years.

“Believe me, there are other compelling stories that time will not allow me to share. Furthermore, Atiku has a strong partner in a Governor who is not only a Christian, but a man of unwavering faith in Nigeria and our people. I am convinced that together they will provide the leadership needed to unite Nigerians of all faiths and set a strong path to prosperity for all.”

Commenting on Peter Obi, he said: “As for the Labor candidate, I don’t have much to say about him because I don’t know him and that’s what scares me. At the level at which I have operated in Nigerian politics, I am supposed to know a number of things about him, but sadly I don’t.

Commenting on former Kano state governor Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria People’s Party, Dogara said that NNPP has not carried out the required national campaigns for the presidency.

“The crucial role we can play as Christians is to examine the character of the candidates running for office, especially the highest office in the country, and reject those we know are not a reflection of our moral ethos.” He said.