Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara expressed confidence former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar to provide the right leadership that would revive Nigeria and stimulate growth.
Recall that Atiku on Sunday emerged the Presidential flag bearer of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for the 2019 general election.
In a congratulation message, the Speaker charged the Presidential hopeful to ensure that unite other aspirants towards the success of the party.
Dogara in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan said that with proper strategies and consensus, the PDP will win the 2019 elections and break the chain of bad leadership in the country.
He said, “One would not be entirely wrong if we say that the problem of Nigeria, or the bane of development of this country is bad leadership. Not even the challenge of infrastructure, not the bloodletting we are witnessing in different parts of Nigeria from Zamfara, down to the middle-belt states of Taraba, Benue, Plateau, Southern Kaduna, Adamawa and the rest and sundry acts of kidnapping across this country.
“Of course, we have the problem of infrastructure. Those of us delegates who travelled by road from our various states down to Port Harcourt for this exercise will bear an ample testimony to the fact that we are living in a country with decayed infrastructure.
“Obviously, the biggest challenge of them all is leadership. If we have the right leadership, education will not be a problem, infrastructure will not be a problem, getting or inspiring our citizens to live in peace will not be a problem.”
“With the right leadership, Nigeria will be the pride of not only the black man, but of the entire world and that is the responsibility that has fallen on the shoulders of the PDP delegates that we have here today. This is the responsibility that has been outsourced to us by our different citizens from across the states.”
“Come February 2019, PDP will lead Nigeria to the transformation that we so dearly desire as citizens of this dear country.”
Dogara also commended other aspirants for accepting the outcomes of the exercise, stating that their dedicated involvement was the foundation that would lead the party to victory in the presidential elections.