Politics: What makes former vice president Atiku weep openly?

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar

Speaking in Abuja on Friday 31st August 2018, after Support group, a movement drumming support for his presidential candidature handed him the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms bought on his behalf to him for the presidential race, Atiku lamented the hopelessness in the country and assured that he was in the race to restore the lost glory of the nation which the ruling party All Progressives Congress (APC) had failed to do as earlier promised.

He declared that the presentation of the nomination and expression of interest form was significant and historic because it was the first time in his political career that young men and women in the country would come together without his knowledge and consent to contribute their hard earned money to buy him the forms.

The former vice president said, "you could have seen that one of the ladies who spoke virtually succeeded in getting me to weep. This is because she aptly described the challenges every Nigerians is facing in this country today and she believed honestly and sincerely from the bottom of her heart that I could be an instrument of addressing those challenges.

"So for such a woman to believe that I have got those leadership qualities and including those of you who have brought out your monies to buy this form, is one of the most serious challenges I have ever faced in my political career.

earlier in his remarks, Princess Adekemi Adesanya on behalf of Atiku support Group said that visionless leadership and bad economic policies were responsible for the present contraption in the nation's economy.

She maintained that Atiku who had passed through the crucible of power curtilage, had all "it takes to transform the economy and entrench democratic ethos."

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