- Alhaji Muhammadu Abdullahi Sugar says Atiku Abubakar can fix Nigeria within a short period if given the mandate to rule
- He states that the former vice president will use the template of the late Shehu Musa Yar’adua to turn the fortunes of the country around
- Atiku denies campaigning ahead of the 2019 elections
Alhaji Muhammadu Abdullahi Sugar has said former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, possesses the expertise and exposure needed to address the challenges facing the country.
Abdullahi Sugar, a close ally of Atiku, in an interview with Daily Trust advocated for the former vice president to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
He said Atiku had the vast experience to fix the country within a short period if given the mandate to rule.
"You know, late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua succeeded in addressing most of the challenges facing the country at that time in six months before his ailment weighed him down. The template used was that of late Shehu Musa Yar’adua which was co-designed by Atiku.
“So, if Atiku is voted into power, he will restart the implementation of the template for the benefit of the masses. Let me correct the erroneous impression that Atiku is struggling for the presidency for personal benefit: nothing like this. He is bringing his wide range of experience and global connection to fix the country," Sugar said.
Meanwhile, Atiku Abubakar, has cleared the air concerning reports of bags of rice bearing his photographs and inscriptions concerning his plan for 2019.
Atiku, who spoke through his Facebook wall, denied that he had started such campaigns
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