A young Nigerian man identified as Jonathan, reportedly donated his only car for campaign outings of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, ahead of the 2019 election.
Atiku Abubakar who shared the news on his Twitter page, wrote;
Jonathan just invested my campaign with his most priced asset – his only car. Like many young Nigerians, Jonathan’s belief in me will not be in vain, and is why I’m committed to providing the needed leadership to get Nigeria working again. Thank you Jonathan.
This is coming after Atiku Abubakar gave his condition to support any aspirant that would emerge as the sole candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the presidential primary ahead of 2019. Atiku said he would gladly support the candidate if only the party conducts credible, free and fair elections at the primaries. The former Vice President is one of the 13 president aspirants on the platform of the PDP.
He gave the condition when he paid a visit to the Tor Sankera, Chief Abu King Shuluwa, in his Makurdi residence, on Sunday. Asked if he would support whoever emerges as the party’s flagbearer, Atiku said;
“Well, I believe whoever emerges candidate of the party at the end of the day will also enjoy the support of others provided the party conducts credible, free and fair elections at the primaries”.
On how he intends to resove Tiv/Fulani crisis, he added;
“It’s very easy because traditionally, over hundreds of years, the Fulani and the Tiv have coexisted peacefully.
“And I believe that what is happening of recent could be attributed to some kind of sponsored misunderstanding between them.
“As we have always done, anytime we have conflict between the Fulani and the Tiv, we have always sat down to resolve those misunderstandings and conflicts.
“And even as Zegemule U Tiv (Tiv title holder), in the past, I have spearheaded resolutions of such conflicts when I was in office as Vice President.
“So, it is normal for even brothers or people in the same family to have misunderstanding but the most important thing is their ability to resolve those misunderstanding or conflict,” Atiku stated.