An African movement, Africa Diaspora Mobilisation Movement (ADMM), South Africa chapter, has disclosed that it would be pitching its tent with former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, 2019 Presidential Candidacy and that its decision was base on wealth of experience the former vice president have been exhibiting both during and after office.
Through a statement issued over the weekend in Pretoria, South Africa, by the group’s Africa Coordinator, Funsho Ademoye, the movement stated that it had reached a decision to support Atiku’s candidacy should he emerged as Peoples Democratic Party Flag bearer for 2019 general election and the action was base on the former vice president’s political antecedent and delivery.
Similarly, Ademoye, at a press conference after visiting three African Nations including, Kenya, Rwanda and Nigeria, reiterated that ADMM was a non- partisan and non- profit making developmental organisation, saddled with responsibilities of mobilising Africans in Diaspora for good cause such that would benefit citizens of African Nations in different communities.
He said that group’s support for Atiku was base on his partisan and demonstrated maturity and patience in keeping the Country united. He respects the rule of law which will in turn bring about fairness and justice to all the citizens.
“Endorsement of Atiku and his adoption will brighten the chance of the PDP in 2019 presidential election as he is the only best candidate of the opposition party for winning presidential election”
According to him, Atiku is the highest employer of labour in Nigeria and has technical know-how and capacity to create wealth, and the former vice president possessed requisite qualities needed to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari as well as restore Nigeria to its past glory.
Ademoye noted that despite all efforts to tarnish the Atiku’s good image, the former VP had remained unindicted as all allegations against him have been proven baseless.
He added that, Atiku who is a founding member of PDP, deserve to lead the party in 2019 presidential election and nation to the promise land with his political and business experience in past years.
The ADMM African coordinator also condemn recent bomb blasts in both Zimbabwe and Ethiopia which was targeted at Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnnagagwa, during a rally in Bulawayo and Ethiopia Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, in Addis Ababa, that such attack is not good for our democracy in Africa.