The Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization has lauded ‘The Economist’ over its prediction on the 2019 general elections.
It will be recall that the Magazine (‘The Economist’ ) had predicted that the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar would defeat the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16, 2019 election.
A statement sent to THEWILL by the organization, in reaction to the prediction reads: The latest endorsement of the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, by the Economist Magazine, puts to lies the recent ridiculous claims made by Alhaji Lai Mohammed, that the international media is askance of the candidature of Mr. Abubakar.
This is the second endorsement in as many months by the world’s number one economic and policy magazine. An endorsement based on the clarity of vision and the detailed policies of the PDP’s candidate when compared to the vague and empty promises of the incumbent All Progressive Congress administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
As the Economist rightly states, the issues in 2019 are “popular frustration over the rise in joblessness and poverty (two of the biggest voter concerns) on Mr. Buhari’s watch, as well as growing insecurity in central Nigeria.”
No other candidate has the capacity to address these challenges, like Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, under whose watch as Chairman of the National Council on Privatisation, Nigeria had her highest growth in job numbers.
Indeed, His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, is poised to translate the significant success he has made in his private business empire to the public sector. This anticipation is responsible for the momentum he now enjoys in all the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria.